Blasko Returns As Bassist for Rob Zombie After Nearly Two Decades

Blasko Returns As Bassist for Rob Zombie After Nearly Two Decades

- By Ramon Gonzales

Following the departure of Piggy D from the band, Blasko rejoins Mike Riggs and Zombie to tap into the late 90's era line-up.

Following the announcement of the return of the Freaks On Parade summer tour with Alice Cooper set for later this year, Rob Zombie has also confirmed some significant personnel changes. 

Piggy D., the longtime bassist for the band, announced January 30th that his near twenty year run with the band was ending. “Dear Friends. My time with Zombie has come to an end. It was an honor to entertain you for the last 18 years. I look forward to the future and wish everyone the best. Peace & Love, Matt Montgomery aka Count D., Piggy D., Giggles”

Now, Zombie has addressed the shift with a statement shared via social media and a major confirmation of just who will rejoin the band in Piggy's place - and it is familiar face for Zombie diehards. 

In a post shared to the Zombie socials, the rock icon re-introduced a beloved member of the Zombie universe and offered a promising forecast of the band's future. "After 18 years I am thrilled to announce that BLASKO has returned! ☠️ The original 4 string Zombie monster is back. Get ready for a crazy summer of mayhem." 

Blasko joins Zombie, drummer Ginger Fish and guitarist Mike Riggs who resumed his post as guitarist following the 2022 departure of John 5. 

The Freaks On Parade Tour with Rob Zombie and Alice Cooper will begin August 20th in Albuquerque, NM and close out a month later with a Texas-sized arena play in Fort Worth.  A complete list of dates and cities can be found below. Get tickets - HERE

FREAKS ON PARADE TOUR 2024 Featuring Rob Zombie and Alice Cooper with special guests Ministry and Filter

08/20 Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
08/22 West Valley City, UT – Utah First Credit Union Amphitheatre
08/24 Lincoln, NE – Pinnacle Bank Arena
08/25 Saint Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
08/27 Milwaukee, WI – American Family Insurance Amphitheater – Summerfest Grounds
08/28 Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center
08/30 Clarkston, MI – Pine Knob Music Theatre
08/31 Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Music Center
09/01 Maryland Heights, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
09/03 Burgettstown, PA – The Pavilion at Star Lake
09/04 Syracuse, NY – Empower Federal Credit Union Amphitheater at Lakeview
09/06 Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
09/07 Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
09/08 Camden, NJ – Freedom Mortgage Pavilion
09/10 Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
09/11 Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
09/12 Alpharetta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
09/14 Austin, TX – Germania Insurance Amphitheater
09/15 The Woodlands, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
09/17 Rogers, AR – Walmart AMP
09/18 Fort Worth, TX – Dickies Arena

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