The members of PENNYWISE have announced that Zoli Teglas, front man for OC hardcore/punk band IGNITE will be filling in on vocals during the bandâ€™s set on the 2009 Smokeout Festival at the San Manuel Amphitheatre in San Bernadino, CA October 24th, as they begin they’re search for a new singer.
The two day Smokeout Festival will take place on October 23 and 24 and marks the seminal Hermosa Beach punk bandâ€™s first major show since Pennywise singer Jim Lindberg and the band parted ways last month after 19 years together.
Pennywise will be playing on a lineup that includes such acts as Slipknot, Deftones, Cypress Hill, Kottonmouth Kings, Bad Brains, Method Man/Red Man, a recently reunited Sublime (performing with their new singer, Rome) and many more.
As a former tour mate and a longtime friend and fan, Pennywiseâ€™s Fletcher Dragge says Teglas is a natural choice to help the band out during this transitional period. Dragge explains, “As everybody knows, Jim has left the band and we’re looking for a new singer. For the time being our friend Zoli has agreed to fill in for Jim for a couple shows to avoid having to cancel them while we look for a permanent replacement.”
Teglas is looking forward to playing with Pennywise and their hometown So Cal fans adding, â€œI’m stoked to be singing these upcoming shows with Pennywise. I’m a huge fan of the band and am super grateful to share the stage with my long time friends Fletcher, Byron, and Randy. â€œ
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