Skillet Taps Lacey Sturm to Fill In on Drums for Breaking Benjamin Tour Dates

2019-01-29

Story and photo by Anne Erickson

With Skillet drummer Jen Ledger busy with her solo project, Lacey Sturm will fill in on drums for Skillet’s upcoming run with Breaking Benjamin

Skillet has a handful of tour dates coming up in March with hard rocker Breaking Benjamin, and since Skillet drummer Jen Ledger has been busy with her solo project, a different drummer will fill in for the run. Stepping in for Ledger will be a name familiar to fans of Christian rock: former Flyleaf vocalist Lacey Sturm. She will fill in for Ledger on five dates during the tour with Breaking Benjamin.

The Skillet crew also has some dates coming up on the Winter Jam Tour Spectacular, an annual Christian rock tour. Strum won’t fill in on those dates, as Ledger will be performing not only with Skillet at Winter Jam but also with her solo band. During the dates that Sturm does fill in for Ledger on drums, Sturm will also sing Ledger’s parts on tour.

This isn’t Sturm and Skillet’s first time collaborating together. Recently, Sturm sang on the group’s latest single, “Breaking Free,” which appeared on the deluxe version of Skillet’s most recent album, “Unleashed Beyond.”

Ledger recently spoke with Audio Ink Radio about her debut solo EP, “Ledger.” She explained that, “It was six years ago when I felt drawn to write my own songs and start expressing myself that way, and I’ve kind of been under an apprenticeship with the Coopers. They’re really taken me under their wings and have been training me and teaching me how to write, so it’s been a six-year journey now. It’s been such a journey, because to start, I can’t believe I’ve gotten to play drums in a band for 10 years.”

View Skillet’s tour dates with Breaking Benjamin below. For their full upcoming roster, go here.

Skillet, Breaking Benjamin Tour Dates with Lacey Sturm on Drums:

03/15 – Saginaw, MI
03/21 – Milwaukee, WI
03/23 – Lacrosse, WI
03/29 – Manksto, MN
03/31 – Bismark, ND

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