Black Veil Brides have booked two headlining dates at The Roxy in West Hollywood, CA. Those shows will be held on October 19-20, and tickets are available now.
Black Veil Brides bassist Ashley Purdy has issued a statement regarding comments he made on a since deleted episode of Another FN Podcast, in which he seemed to imply the band would be breaking up after Warped Tour. According to him, his statement was taken out of context, but considering he literally said the trek “is where you are going to see Black Veil Brides for the last time ever in your entire lives,” the confusion was understandable.
Here’s Purdy’s new statement:
“Just for the record and clarification: And this is expressed in great humor..
I never once said, “the band is breaking up”, as news outlets used as their headline to click bait you basically into reading way more into a story than it actually was.
The miss information came from a podcast that i was doing with a fellow musician and another industry colleague where we we’re just having a discussion about music and laughing and having a good time.
It was basically a friendly discussion and less of an interview but when someone did ask what’s on the horizon for Black Veil Brides the honest answer is still the same.
We have eight shows left on the Final Warped Tour ever, so again, yes, that’s the last time you’ll see us play there, and again, come see us now as this will be the last time. See the context.
We have one festival show out in October and that’s it, so yeah thats all thats on the calendar and that’s kind of how all of that got taken out of context.
Very few listened to the entire podcast in it’s entirety before that headline quote of the band breaking up got blown outta proportion, of course for something news worthy it played into the dramatic.
But honestly, it was a lighthearted and fun discussion that one news outlet just writes Ashley says “the band is breaking up” and then so on and so forth everyone just takes that and runs with it again out of context from the entire discussion and not the literal words i’ve ever said.
Anyhow, Day 1 of Warped and we’re all excitedly looking forward to performing for you all. ‘See us now cuz you won’t see us there again.’ Lol”
This news comes after frontman Andy Biersack shot down the break up rumors following Purdy’s initial comments.
Earlier today, Black Veil Brides bassist Ashley Purdy made an appearance on a live episode of Another FN Podcast, which has since been deleted, and said the band’s eight date run on this year’s Warped Tour will be the “last time” to see them. Now, frontman Andy Biersack has commented on the situation saying the following: “As far as I know, there are no plans to break up the band.”
Purdy initially said the following:
“We start Thursday at Warped Tour in Pomona and we’re going to do eight dates through the southern California area. And that is where you are going to see Black Veil Brides for the last time ever in your entire lives. So, you better fucking go, because that’s gonna be it.”
He went on to add “You better see us before you don’t see us.” He also said the following earlier in the chat, while answering a fan question about the next Black Veil Brides album:
“To be honest you guys already know that Andy Black is doing his fucking next thing so the rest of us are going to do something separate and easy. Nothing more, nothing less.”
After Purdy’s comments surfaced on multiple sites, Biersack issued a statement to Alternative Press:
“This is the first I’ve heard of any ‘break up.’ As far as I know, there are no plans to end the band after Warped. Or, at least if there were, I was not made aware of them.
We are in the early stages of work on a big 10 year retrospective release. And my personal focus as it relates to BVB are on that and these upcoming Warped Tour shows.”
He later added:
“I would also like to add that any additional musical projects from any of the members of BVB will always be encouraged and while I was aware that there was interest in starting something new from some of the members, similar to my Andy Black side project or Jake’s band Aelonia, I was unaware that there was a plan to end the band entirely and therefore I can’t comment on it.”
The singer then discussed things further with Loudwire. He in part said:
“As far as I know, there are no plans to break up the band. I spoke to the band this morning, and that seems to be echoed by everybody. I can’t really speak to any comments about the band breaking up, because I was never aware of that. As far as I know, that isn’t the intention, and it certainly isn’t my intention.”
He also added:
“For me, anytime you hear an idea that you haven’t heard before, it can be jarring. As I said, that was never discussed with me. But I’m packing up suitcases and headed to Pomona this evening.
I have a show to play, as do the other members of the band tomorrow, and that’s really the only thing that you can think about. If we were in a situation where we were listless or didn’t know what the next move was, or didn’t have any plans, then maybe there would be some cause for concern.
But we just recently signed a deal for a really exciting 10-year anniversary package that we’re doing for our first record. And we have shows planned. Hell, even after these Warped Tour shows, we have Aftershock planned for the fall, and there’s also been discussion about some other shows that we were going to try to do in the fall.”
“I wake up in the morning and I think about what we’re going to do next. If someone comes to me and says, ‘We’re unhappy, we don’t want to be in the band anymore,’ then it has to be treated seriously.
But until that happens, I just have to assume [Purdy‘s interview] was something that was floated out there in an open forum discussion that he was having, or just something that was said in passing and wasn’t meant to be serious.
So I don’t know the full thought process behind it, but I’ve known him, and I’ve known all the members of the band my entire adult life, and I can trust them when they say to me that this is not the intention of the band.”
He also said:
“I have texted with everyone in the band, and everyone’s on the same page. Ashley said it’s not his intention to leave the band. Or, at the very least, he said to me that that [comment] wasn’t representative of his feelings. And that’s kind of it. Look, at the end of the day, it’s five grown men with five different opinions on things. We’re not the Monkees. It’s not a situation where we all live together in a house and share all of our meals.
People have differing opinions on things, and people might feel one way in one moment and another way in the next and that’s life. Maybe at the time, that’s what was felt, but I can’t fault someone for thinking or saying something that they felt differently about later. I think we all do that. The truth is, unless I’m made aware otherwise of plans to end the band, I will just move forward with the intention of being the same guy in this band that I’ve been since I was sixteen years old when I started it in Northern Kentucky.
It’s been my entire adult life, and I’ve been very lucky to meet the four other members of the band when I moved to Los Angeles, and we turned it into this thing that it is now, and now it’s very much a living breathing band with opinions and ideas.”
Biersack went on to say the group are planning to re-record their 2010 debut album “We Stitch These Wounds” and release it with new songs as well as a previously unreleased DVD that was filmed in 2010.
Guitarist Jinxx has since commented as well:
View this post on Instagram
The FINAL @vanswarpedtour commences in Pomona in T minus!!! We are honored to have been asked to take the stage at 8 select dates to celebrate the end of an era! In other (fake) news and for the record, @blackveilbrides is NOT, nor EVER is intending to break up!!! Though we may each have individual creative projects outside the band, BVB is something much larger than any ONE of us, and ALWAYS comes as a #1 priority over EVERYTHING in our lives, and we will continue to do BVB as long as we can. That being said, let’s rock the FUCK outta these next 8 (out of many, MANY more!) shows and see Warped Tour out with a bang!!! 💥🔥🔥🔥🤘🤘🤘💥 📸Photo: @paulharries #vanswarpedtour #warpedtour2018 #blackveilbrides #bvbarmy #bvb
While Black Veil Brides frontman Andy Biersack and his wife Juliet Simms were asleep, a thief broke into their home and stole numerous things including personal items, Black Veil Brides memorabilia, etc. Biersack tweeted the following about that:
[via The PRP]
Black Veil Brides and Asking Alexandria have been forced to cancel their May 18 show in London, ON, “due to unforseen immigration issues.” This news comes after Black Veil Brides were previously denied entry into Canada during the first leg of their tour with Asking Alexandria. Black Veil Brides commented:
“Due to unforeseen immigration issues we are forced to cancel the London, ON show with Asking Alexandria. Both us and Asking Alexandria will make efforts to get back into Canada as soon as possible. Refunds are available at point of purchase. In an effort to try and get as close to our Canadian fans as possible, we are going to be stopping in Niagara Falls.. If possible, please come see us there. Our sincerest apologies”
Black Veil Brides have premiered a new video for their new song “When They Call My Name.” This track is from their latest album “Vale.”
On March 1, I attended the Black Veil Brides, Asking Alexandria, and Crown The Empire show at The Warfield in San Francisco, CA and it was a great show.
Crown The Empire opened the concert with an energetic performance. The band played a mix of songs from all three of their albums, offering a bit of variety. The music was slightly overpowering Andy Leo’s vocals, but other than that they were pretty much on point. A highlight from their set was their final track “Machines.”
Next, Asking Alexandria took the stage for an insane performance. The band opened with “Into The Fire” and from there they basically played a balance of new and old songs. It was cool to see Danny Worsnop back in the group, and his voice seemed to be even more powerful than it was in the past. The chemistry between him and the other members, especially guitarist Ben Bruce, was great as well. Highlights from their performance included: “To The Stage,” “The Final Episode (Let’s Change the Channel),” a mini acoustic set featuring “Vultures” and “Someone, Somewhere,” and their encore songs “Moving On” and “The Death Of Me.”
After Asking Alexandria, it was time for Black Veil Brides. The band kicked things off with “Faithless” before transitioning to “Coffin.” The group pretty much stuck to older material with a couple of songs from their latest album “Vale” thrown in for good measure. Between Jake Pitts and Jinxx’s impressive guitar work, Christian “CC” Coma’s thunderous drumming, Ashley Purdy’s bass lines, and frontman Andy Biersack’s robust vocals, they were pretty much solid on all fronts. Hell, even Jinxx’s violin skills were a sight to see. Highlights from their set included “I Am Bulletproof,” “Rebel Love Song,” “The Legacy,” “Knives And Pens” and their three sing encore which featured “Perfect Weapon,” “Fallen Angels,” and “In The End.”