Nonpoint Recruit Ill Niño’s Ahrue Luster For Upcoming Tour

Nonpoint have recruited Ill Niño’s Ahrue Luster to play guitar on their upcoming headlining tour. He will be filling in for BC Kochmit, who recently exited the band.

The group commented:

“❌THE RED TAPE TOUR❌ is hitting the road in just a few days. TX-(Lubbock, San Antonio, Corpus Christi, Tyler), LA-(New Orleans), FL-(Destin, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, Tampa, Jax Beach), NC-(Charlotte, Jacksonville, Greensboro), KY-(Louisville), TN-(Johnson City), AR-(Fort Smith), IL-(Champagne), OH-(Columbus), MI-(Flint) and IL-(Joliet). Ticket link in the bio to all shows on our dot com. New patches, shirts, stickers and more will be at the merchandise table.

Finally we’d like to thank our friend ex-Machine Head/Ill Niño guitar guru Ahrue Luster for joining us on this next run! Your skills are INSANE and we look forward to introducing you to our family the #NonpointNation and appreciate your help on this next run!”

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Guitarist BC Kochmit Announces His Departure From Nonpoint

BC Kochmit has announced his departure from Nonpoint. The guitarist will play his final show with the band on August 30 in Madison, WI.

Nonpoint said the following:

“It’s with an extremely heavy heart we say goodbye to our friend @bckochmit as he makes the decision to come off the road indefinitely and step down as lead guitarist for our band. Touring and being away from family is hard for us all. For BC it’s gotten too hard for him to continue touring and being away from his family.

He will be deeply missed but we all understand his decision and ask our fans to respect this decision as it did not come easy. We wish you nothing but luck and happiness BC. Love you brother 🙏🏽🤘💛…”

Kochmit also issued his own statement:

“I don’t know how many miles I’ve traveled or how many faces I’ve seen in my career. I don’t even know how to begin to count them. What I do know is that every single one of them was a blessing. For over 2 decades I’ve lived an amazing life doing what I love for a living, but over the last 20 years I’ve amassed a great debt.

Borrowing from the bank of trust my family has in me afforded me the opportunity to be who I am. I am truly blessed with real love. The kind of love that withstands countless tear soaked goodbyes and FaceTime holidays. The kind of love that stretched across oceans on Mother’s Days and Thanksgivings.

What I’ve asked of them is indeed remarkable. Furthermore, I’ve borrowed too much from my own physical body. Ignoring all the aches, pains, and back problems so that I do not deprive a single fan of the energy they deserve. I can ask no more of my family or my body. The bill is due and I’m a man of my word.

It is with an extremely heavy heart that I must face the reality that after the Taste Of Madison show on August 30th it is finally time for me to step down and retire from touring full time.

To my brothers in Nonpoint, sharing the stage with you has been truly a blessing and an honor that I will never ever forget. From befriending you guys on your first headlining tour when I was opening for you in Switched in 2001, to when the stars finally aligned and you welcomed me into the fold as a true member of this amazing band, you are and forever will be family to me and that will never change.

I wish you all nothing short of the very best and much more continued success from the bottom of my heart. I will always be there to write music with you and do whatever I possibly can for my Nonpoint family. I am Nonpoint for life. The thing I will miss the most though, is looking over my shoulder and seeing my 4 brothers absolutely dominating those stages and giving nothing less than 110% every night.

Elias, Robb, Rasheed, & Adam, I love you all more than each of you will ever possibly know. Thank you for all the amazing memories, the unmatched chemistry, your brotherhood, but most importantly … thank you for your understanding.

To all my crew family throughout the years, not one of those shows would have happened without you. You are the real true hero’s of rock and roll. I salute each and every single one of you. Thank you all for everything.

To every fan that ever banged their head, put their fist in the air, shouted the lyrics, or jumped into the pit, you have given me the strength to make it this far and I love you all.

This is not the end of the music. Music is who and what I am. Music consumes my soul. I will always write and compose new music, but I promised myself that I would not watch my daughter grow up through an iPhone. I have to keep that promise. It is time to turn the page and begin the next chapter of my life. I now have to go where I am needed the most. Home.”

Nonpoint Announce Tour With Hyro The Hero, Madame Mayhem, & Zero Theorem

Nonpoint have announced a headlining tour with Hyro The Hero, Madame Mayhem, and Zero Theorem. You can find the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

09/18 Lubbock, TX – Jakes Backroom
09/19 San Antonio, TX – Rock Box
09/20 Corpus Christi, TX – House Of Rock
09/21 Tyler, TX – Clicks
09/22 New Orleans, LA – Howling Wolf
09/25 Destin, FL – Club LA
09/26 Fort Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
09/27 Orlando, FL – House Of Blues
09/28 Tampa, FL – The Ritz
09/29 Jacksonville, FL – The Surfer
10/01 Charlotte, NC – Amos Southend
10/03 Jacksonville, NC – The Tarheel
10/04 Greensboro, NC – Cone Denim
10/05 Louisville, KY – Brown Forman Amphitheater
10/06 Johnson City, TN – Capones
10/08 Ft Smith, AR – Majestic
10/11 Columbus, OH – A& R Music Bar

Nonpoint Announce Summer Headlining Dates

Nonpoint have booked some headlining shows around their summer tour with HELLYEAH. Here’s the dates:

07/13 Nelson, IL – Who Else Land (‘Pigroast‘)
07/14 Belvidere, IL – Apollo Theater
07/21 Angola, IN – Eclectic Room
07/25 Richmond, VA – Canal Club
08/02 Sioux City, IA – Anthem at Hard Rock
08/06 Iowa City, IA – Wildwood Saloon
08/09 Battle Creek, MI – Music Factory

Nonpoint Premiere “Fix This” Video

Nonpoint have premiered a new video for their song “Fix This.” This track is from the band’s latest album “X.” Elias Soriano commented:

“There are two sides of everything that’s broken. One side lives in the world of destruction and the other in the world of repair. The song ‘Fix This‘ dives into what it feels like to be on both sides of the fight.”

Nonpoint Added To HELLYEAH’s Summer Tour

Nonpoint have been added to HELLYEAH’S summer tour. That trek will find HELLYEAH paying tribute to the late Vinnie Paul with new drummer Roy Mayorga (Stone Sour).

Tour Dates:

07/23 Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre
07/24 North Myrtle Beach, SC – House Of Blues
07/26 Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
07/27 Inwood, WV – Shiley Acres
07/28 Boston, MA – House Of Blues
07/30 Stroudsburg, PA – Sherman Theater
07/31 Cleveland, OH – House Of Blues
08/01 Ashwaubenon, WI – Green Bay Distillery
08/03 Denver, CO – Summit
08/04 Sturgis, SD – Iron House Saloon (no Nonpoint)
08/07 Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater
08/08 Chicago, IL – House Of Blues
08/10 Detroit, MI – The Fillmore
08/11 Grand Rapids, MI – 20 Monroe Live
08/13 Wichita, KS – The Cotillion
08/14 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
08/16 Houston, TX – House Of Blues
08/17 Dallas, TX – House Of Blues

As previously reported, HELLYEAH’S new album “Welcome Home” will be released on September 27.

(hed)p.e. & Nonpoint Announce Australian Dates

(hed)p.e. and Nonpoint have announced some Australian shows. Here’s the dates:

06/26 Perth, AUS – Rosemount
06/27 Adelaide, AUS – Enigma Bar
06/28 Melbourne, AUS – Max Watts
06/29 Sydney, AUS – Manning Bar
06/30 Brisbane, AUS – The Zoo