Every Time I Die will end their current tour without frontman Keith Buckley, who takes a road break to focus on his sanity, although the singer later revealed that there are deeper issues at stake within. of the group. Both the singer and the band have addressed what initially appears to be a brief hiatus (the tour is currently ending), with Buckley intending to return for their next holiday shows.
“Taking care of my own sanity has taken priority over ALL the rest of my life,” Buckley said in a tweet. “The love he has brought to everything I do has been clear to everyone who has seen me and I appreciate my progress way too much to allow a setback. I am taking a break from ETID to prepare for TTS. “
The group as a whole also released their statement via social media. “Mental health is a real issue and when left untreated it impacts so many people. Keith needs to take this time to rest and prepare for the holiday concerts and we wish him a speedy recovery, ”the group says. “We also understand that many of you were looking forward to these last gigs of our tour. We don’t want to let you down, so we’ll be playing these last three gigs without a vocalist. Like Keith always says ‘this mic is your mic’. So come help us complete this tour. Anyone who no longer wants to attend will be reimbursed at the point of purchase. “
Shortly after the group released their statement about the singer’s absence, Buckley returned to social media to offer more information, hinting at a estrangement within the group’s dynamic.
“Now that I have seen the ‘official statement’ that ETID is ending the tour without its singer, I think I’m ready to give you a little bit of why my sanity must have become a priority over ETID. that I have receipts, “Buckley said, adding,” Yesterday, while meditating in a room next door, I heard my own brother tell a stranger that ETID was in talks to replace me all this time. thought they were my biggest supporters. but Jordan had lied. His worry was a cruel trick. Their statement is proof of that. “
“Traveling separately, away from alcohol and the behaviors of those who choose to drink, has given me peace of mind and made me the best player I have ever been. I love the ETID community and I finally felt like I was giving back in a meaningful way. and will continue. Being excluded from a group that I have been building for 20 years because I made the decision to do whatever it takes to being a good human hurts me deeply, but trust me when i say i am the most i have never been in good mental shape. This decision was made to protect me from my own brother. “
In July of this year, Buckley revealed that he has now been sober for nine months, having undergone significant changes in his life including a separation from his wife, the start of a new relationship and happier times. spent with her daughter and her parents.
The group will be Buckley-less on the final dates, leaving room for special guests or even fans to lead the way. The tour concludes this weekend with shows tonight (December 3) at The Loud in Huntington, WV, Saturday (December 4) at the Broadberry in Richmond, Virginia, and Sunday (December 5) at Elevation 27 in Virginia Beach, VA. .
The band’s annual “TID the Season” shows are scheduled for December 10-11 at the Buffalo RiverWorks in Buffalo, NY and right now Buckley is expected to be in attendance for these shows. Other dates are planned for early 2022 in Europe and the United States Stay up to date with the group’s tour here.
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