In This Moment Announce Spring Tour With Black Veil Brides, Ded, & Raven Black

In This Moment have announced a spring tour with Black Veil Brides, Ded, and Raven Black. The band will be touring in support of their upcoming album, which is expected to be released early next year.

Tour Dates:

03/24 Orlando, FL – House Of Blues
03/26 Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
03/27 Birmingham, AL – Sloss Furnaces
03/28 Cherokee, NC – Harrah’s Cherokee Events Center
03/30 Richmond, VA – The National
03/31 Silver Spring, MD – Fillmore
04/01 New York, NY – Terminal 5
04/03 Stroudsburg, PA – Sherman Theatre
04/04 Cleveland, OH – The Agora Ballroom
04/05 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
04/07 Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works
04/09 Columbus, OH – Express Live!
04/10 Detroit, MI – Fillmore
04/11 Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom
04/13 Louisville, KY – Palace Theatre
04/14 Ft. Wayne, IN – The Clyde Theatre
04/15 Grand Rapids, MI – 20 Monroe Live
04/17 Minneapolis, MN – Myth Live
04/18 Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom
04/19 Columbia, MO – Blue Note (Outdoor Stage)
04/21 Kansas City, MO – Arvest Bank Center at The Midland Theatre
04/23 Dallas, TX – Southside Ballroom
04/24 Oklahoma City, OK – Criterion
04/25 Lubbock, TX – Lonestar Events Center
04/27 Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theatre
04/28 Anaheim, CA – House Of Blues
04/29 Los Angeles, CA – The Novo
05/01 Las Vegas, NV – House Of Blues
05/02 Reno, NV – Grand Theatre – Grand Sierra Resort
05/03 San Francisco, CA – The Warfield
05/05 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
05/06 Boise, ID – Revolution Center
05/07 Portland, OR – Roseland Ballroom
05/08 Kennewick, WA – Toyota Center: Retter & Company Theatre
05/10 Seattle, WA – Paramount Theatre
05/11 Vancouver, BC – Queen Elizabeth Theatre
05/13 Calgary, AB – MacEwan Hall
05/15 Billings, MT – First Interstate Arena
05/16 Casper, WY – Casper Events Center
05/17 Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre

Black Veil Brides & Lamb Of God Singers Pay Tribute To Late Disney Channel Star Cameron Boyce

Actor Cameron Boyce has sadly passed away at the age of 20. His death was the result of a seizure that was related to an “ongoing medical condition.” Boyce was known for his roles in the Disney Channel franchise “Descendants,” the TV show “Jessie,” and Adam Sandler’s “Grown Ups” movies. He will also appear in the “American Satan” spinoff series “Paradise City,” which stars Andy Biersack (Black Veil Brides) and Ben Bruce (Asking Alexandria). A number of people have taken to social media to pay tribute to the actor including Biersack and Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe. You can see what they had to say below:

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“Shine on, Bright Star” Hollywood, CA. 1.5.2019 It is with a heavy heart that I must bid this young man, @thecameronboyce, a peaceful journey on his trip to the great beyond. I met Cameron working in Hollywood- we did some acting together for an upcoming production. Cameron was a Disney child actor, now growing into a young man- he was just 20 years old when he died last night of natural causes due to an ongoing medical condition. Despite being famous as a child star, he was as about as down to earth as a person could get, which greatly impressed me- there was absolutely zero sense of entitlement about him. We had a lot of laughs on set, not to mention good talks on the nature & perils of fame. Cameron was incredibly talented- he could dance, sing, & was a brilliant actor with a great sense of humor & a genuine curiosity about the world- just truly a joy to watch perform. I would watch him on set doing his thing & think “Man- he’s SO GOOD.” Incidentally, his paternal grandmother, Jo Ann (Allen) Boyce, is a Civil Rights icon, one of the first 12 African-Americans to attend an integrated high school in the south, in 1956- I believe that this sort of upbringing lead to his strength of character, & philanthropic nature. Although he & I came from very different worlds- the Disney scene & the heavy metal music world are pretty much polar opposites- we got along well & I was really looking forward to seeing & working with him again. I extend my most sincere condolences to Cameron’s family & friends. The world needs more socially aware & kind hearted young men, & we certainly lost a good one last night. I took this photo on set- you can see the kindness in his eyes. Safe journey, bro- see you on the other side. #ripcameronboyce #Leica #LeicaCamera #LeicaCameraUSA #LeicaM #LeicaM10P #LeicaM10Ptyp3656 #🔴📷 #Summilux #Summilux50mm #LeicaCraft #MyLeicaJourney #MKexplore #drandallblythe #RatsEyesPhotography #HoneTheAesthetic

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Black Veil Brides To “Reimagine” Debut Album “We Stitch These Wounds” For Its 10th Anniversary

During a recent interview with Rock Sound, Andy Biersack confirmed that Black Veil Brides are planning to celebrate the 10th anniversary of “We Stitch These Wounds” by “reimagining ” the album. The frontman went on to say the band will be “re-recording some of the stuff” from the effort and that they may add some new songs and covers to it.

Biersack said the following about the new version of “We Stitch These Wounds”:

“It’ll be 10 years since the first record next summer, so we plan to do kind of a reimagining of that record and re-recording some of the stuff, and probably some new songs added to it, and maybe some covers that we wanna do. So that’ll come out, and that’ll be really fun. I don’t know what the plans are outside of that, as far as how we’re gonna present that. But that’s the plan right now.”

He also added the following when asked about a possible new album from the group:

“What’s great about [2018’s] ‘Vale’ being what it was is that it was kind of the end to a chapter and that style and feeling of the band from the ‘Wretched And Divine’ era and everything. I think we all kind of feel like whatever is next, it’s gonna be something that’s totally fresh and new.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Black Veil Brides’ Ashley Purdy: “I Never Once Said, ‘The Band Is Breaking Up'”

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.

Black Veil Brides’ Andy Biersack: “There Are No Plans To Break Up The Band”

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.”

He continued:

“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:

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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

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Thief Burglarizes Black Veil Brides Frontman Andy Biersack’s Home

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]