LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Heavy metal band As I Lay Dying has pulled out of their spot in the upcoming tour with Killswitch Engage, in the wake of As I Lay Dying's frontman being charged in an alleged murder for hire plot.
As previously reported, police allege that frontman Tim Lambesis gave an undercover officer posing as a hitman $1,000, his wife address and the means to enter the home. He is currently in California's Vista Detention Facility, with bail set at $3 million dollars.
A statement from the group, posted on their website reads, "In light of recent events, As I Lay Dying will, unfortunately, not be taking part in the upcoming tour with Killswitch Engage. Given the circumstances, we feel that it is best for the band to be off the road while the current situation gets sorted. We'd like to thank all of our fans for their ongoing support at this difficult time."
Lambesis will return to court on June 10th and a preliminary hearing for the case has been scheduled for July 10. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers