Power Trip Announce 2024 Return, Name Live Vocalist

A few months after reuniting for a brief live set this past December, Power Trip have announced their 2024 live return and named the vocalist they will continue with for these upcoming gigs.

The members of Power Trip — Blake Ibanez, Nick Stewart, Chris Whetzel and Chris Ulsh — played a show in Austin, Texas on Dec. 1 with Seth Gilmore of the bands Skourge and Fugitive. It marked their first live performance since the death of vocalist Riley Gale in August of 2020.

It appears as though the band plans to continue on with Gilmore as their vocalist. In a new post on their Instagram, Power Trip announced their first live show of 2024 will take place at California’s No Values festival on June 8. They also alluded to some other shows that will take place later in the year.

The statement reads:

Nearly four years ago to the day, unbeknownst to us, we would perform for the last time as Power Trip.

It has been a difficult road since then, marked by deep pain, grief, and everything else that came with losing our brother Riley.

We know this can’t be undone, and it will always remain part of us. We have thought deeply about the future of Power Trip and what always comes back to us is that this band was founded on resilience, perseverance, and most importantly: a love for the music and for all of the people it has brought us closer to along the way.

We’ll never have the words to convey our appreciation of the enduring support we’ve received over the years, and we feel as though the time is right to get back on stage for all of you who’ve been there throughout our existence as a band.

With that, we are excited to announce a round of upcoming 2024 performances starting with@novaluesfestivalon June 8th in SoCal.

Joining us will be our long-time close friend/collaborator, and singer of@fugitive_tx/@skourge713—Seth Gilmore—who will be handling vocals for these upcoming shows.

Stay tuned, more info on the way…

Riley Gale Forever.
Power Trip Forever.

See you in the pit.

– Blake, Chris, Nick and Chris

Misfits, Social Distortion, Iggy Pop, Turnstile, Bad Religion, Sublime, The Dillinger Escape Plan, The Damned, Suicidal Tendencies and Black Flag are among the other artists who are set to play the festival.

Check out the post below to see the full lineup.

After Power Trip’s December 2023 show with Gilmore, Gale’s family issued a statement that they were caught “entirely by surprise,” as they were apparently unaware that the remaining members were planning a show together.

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Shortly after, Gale’s father clarified the family’s comments in a new message, and wrote, “We also would like to specifically appreciate and thank Seth Gilmore. He really put his all into that performance.”

“As Riley’s dad and the person who wrote the original message, it broke my heart to hear that I got it wrong. I humbly request that you understand the raw emotions we face and how they impact us every day thinking about what the world lost when Riley died,” he concluded.

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