It hasn’t been a full month into 2017, and several groups have lost members. Their music won’t sound quite the same, but here are the groups who have parted ways with a memeber.
- Austin Carlile of Of Mice & Men has left the band one of the last few days in 2016, and Of Mice & Men will continue on without Carlile. Despite the departure, Of Mice & Men will be playing Rock On The Range festival in May of 2017.
- Vocalist David Escamilla, left Crown The Empire. Crown The Empire released the statement of Escamilla’s depature via. Facebook. Though the group won’t sound the same because of Escamilla’s departure, Crown The Empire will be accompanying Pierce The Veil and Falling In Reverse. The tour was announced on Jan. 10 via. social media. Tickets and tour information can be found here.
- Josh Balz parted ways with Motionless In White this week. The group released a statement of his departure. Balz played the keyboard and syntheizer, and was the backup vocalist. Balz has been apart of the band for a decade.
- Attila has parted ways with their drummer, Sean Heenan. The band released a statement via. Facebook of the depature. Heenan did not contribute towards the writing process of their music, so lyrically things should not change.
On a more positive note, Simple Plan announced a 15 year Anniversary Tour for No Pads, No Helmets…Just Balls (ticket and tour information can be found here,) Green Day released that they will be touring over the summer for Revolution Radio (tour information can be found here,) Four Year Strong expanded their 10 year anniversary tour for Rise Or Die Trying (ticket informatio n can be found here,) Bayside and Say Anything are touring together, and the xx debuted their latest album I See You.
Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!
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