Jay Weinberg confirms first live performance since Slipknot departure

After his departure from Slipknot (not to mention the surgery he had on his hip and femur around the same sort of time) late last year, Jay Weinberg is officially now back in action, as he has just announced details of his first show behind the kit.

The drummer will join up with funk metal supergroup Infectious Grooves this coming April in Byron Bay, Australia, stepping in for Brooks Wackerman who of course is busy with his main band these days, Avenged Sevenfold.

Jay will team up with Robert Trujillo, Mike Muir, Dean Pleasants and Dave Kushner down under in just a few months’ time, with this gang of rock and metal legends playing Bluesfest (though it seems as though there’s a full Aussie tour to be announced, judging by the poster). He wrote on Instagram that he was “honoured and thrilled” to be joining the band for this special performance – and added: “Stay tuned for more…”

Meanwhile, a detailed statement from Infectious Grooves promises that the show will be “a super special extra funk and punk and everything in between edition”, and they also shared their excitement for Jay to “be the driving force as he beats the funk out of the drums on this run!”

The band add: “Super limited dates due to everyone’s schedule. We’d love to do a massive run of dates, but it’s not possible with everyone’s schedule. These are short notice, but we jumped at the opportunity to lock some dates in at this time.

“So when the rest of the dates are announced, be there or be prepared to let your friends tell you what you missed out.”