In an official statement released on the As It Is Facebook page, the band have decided to part ways with guitarist Andy Westhead.
It doesn’t quite seem to have been a mutual split however, with the band playing without Westhead since August, many of their fans have been questioning his disappearance, especially with the band recently touring the UK with Neck Deep, but playing as a four piece.
Things began last night, with Westhead replying to a fans message on Twitter regarding to his disappearance, which he replied “I guess the others didn’t think you guys were worth an explanation either – I wish the others would allow me to be there” Clearly hinting to something wasn’t quite right within the band.
I guess the others didn't think you guys were worth an explanation either – I wish the others would allow me to be there. https://t.co/02RnQgZRqO
Well, tonight As It Is took to their Facebook page with a lengthy statement addressing the issue. Within this statement they tell that the band had agreed to part ways with Westhead as early as August this year, and that differences between Westhead and the band are the cause of the issue. It does appear that the comment on Twitter from Westhead is what caused the band to finally act and inform their fans of the situation.
The full statement can be read below:
They do go on to tell that the band will carry on as a four-piece indefinitely and will carry on to play currently booked As It Is shows.
Each night of the four-day festival is set to a theme: May 11th is called New & Old with Frank Turner and his band the Sleeping Souls headlining. May 12 is Love, Ire & Song which will mark the 10th anniversary of the album. May 13th’s theme is Sensible Sundays, with just a solo performance from Frank himself and the last day of the festival May 14th’s theme is Greatest Hits which will be an Xtra Mile Recordings label night.
Tickets are set to go on sale for Lost Evenings 2 this Friday.
This comes off the back of releasing the first single ‘Walk on Water’ which will be on their latest coming album which is due to be released imminently.
Thirty Seconds to Mars will be playing these upcoming dates:
11: Cologne Lanxess Arena
12: Basel St. Jakobshalle
14: Paris Accorhotels Arena
16: Rome Palalottomatica
17: Bologna Unipol Arena
18: Munich Olympiahalle
20: Amsterdam Ziggo Dome
21: Antwerp Lotto Arena
23: Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
24: Manchester Arena
25: Glasgow SSE Hydro
27: London O2 Arena
29: Birmingham Arena
10: Lisbon TBC
12: Madrid Wizink Center
13: Barcelona Sant Jordi Club
14: Bilbao Sala Cubec!
17: Vienna Stadhalle
18: Lodz Atlas Arena
19: Prague Tipsport Arena
21: Copenhagen TAP 1
22: Stockholm Annexet
23: Oslo Spektrum
25: Helsinki Ice Hall
27: St Petersberg SKK Arena
28: Moscow Olimpiyskiy
30: Kiev Sports Palace
02: Hamburg Barclaycard Arena
03: Berlin Merceds Benz Arena
Listen to Walk on Water here:
Let us know if you’ll be getting tickets to their shows below:
The former Oasis front man’s long awaited solo album is finally released and out now! It has felt like a decade since ‘Wall of Glass’ has been released to the world; which I personally would describe is how Oasis would sound now if they were still together; but at long last his first solo effort has finally been released.
Gallagher has recently appeared on Radio X on the Chris Moyles show and they went through the album track by track with Liam describing each song and a few he did go out to say a couple of tracks had an ‘Oasis feel’ so it is sure to appeal to the die hard Oasis fan as well as newcomers up for a bit of rock and roll
Listen to the album below:
Let us know what you think of Liam Gallagher’s first solo effort below –
Straight from their upcoming album, Pacific Daydreams, Weezer are back and it sounds as light hearted, with a summery sound that almost makes you forget that we are now ankle deep in Autumn.
Karl Koch, the unofficial fifth member of the band, took to their Facebook account saying that the track “takes him back to the old days of the band” and that the “Massive harmonies and sad melodies are what makes Weezer…Weezer”
“Due to serious band illness and unexpected/severe travel issues we’ve been forced to postpone our London 5th October and Wolverhampton 6th October UK tour dates. We don’t do this lightly at all and apologise profusely to anyone that has made plans to see us. We want to be 100% sure we can put on a show that you’ll love and that we’ll be proud of. London will now be on the 2nd November at The Scala and Wolverhampton on the 8th November at The Slade Rooms, all tickets will still be valid.”