Exodus bassist Jack Gibson leaves tour due to family emergency

Author Hernan Osuna - 12.12.2023

Thrash metal legends Exodus have released a statement through their official channels today, revealing that bassist Jack Gibson will be missing the band’s upcoming shows “due to a family emergency“.

The outfit played last night in New Kensington, USA at Perserving Underground and fans in the crowd noticed that bassist Jack Gibson was not in the line-up and that Darkest Hour’s Mike Schleibaum was instead.

Now, Exodus frontman Gary Holt took to his Instagram account to update fans on the situation.

In case people were wondering where our brother Jack Gibson was last night, he had to leave the tour for a family emergency, family first. We have his back all ways and always. So last night as well as the remaining three shows the low end is being handled by our brother @theriffdojo (Darkest Hour’s Mike Schleibaum), who has been studying like a madman these last few days to learn the set. He did a killer job last night and it’ll be heavy as fuck, like always. There’s no replacing Jack, he’s one of one. But for the remainder he is where he needs to be. Our thoughts and hearts are with our brother now. Send your positive vibes his way.“, Holt explained.

Exodus has three headlining shows remaining on its North American tour: December 12 in Flint, Michigan; December 14 in Omaha, Nebraska; and December 16 in Salt Lake City, Utah.