Andrew Tkaczyk On The Ghost Inside’s Upcoming Concert: “Do I Have Anxiety About Playing A Show Again? You Bet Your Fucking Ass I Do”

As previously reported, The Ghost Inside will be returning to the stage for the first time since their horrific November 2015 bus crash on July 13 at The Shrine in Los Angeles, CA. Now, drummer Andrew Tkaczyk, who lost his leg and sustained a number of other injuries in the accident, has since opened up about the upcoming show via Instagram:

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It’s been 1,197 days since November 19th 2015. The day that changed our lives forever. A LOT has happened between then and now. There hasn’t been a single one of those days where I haven’t sat down, stared at the ceiling, and dreamt about the first time @theghostinside plays a show again. I’ve had countless dreams about it. Some bad. Some good. But now it’s reality. Was there a point in time where I thought it was impossible? Several. Was I uncertain about the future of the band? Certainly. I didn’t want to let one major event define me as a human. When I woke up in the hospital without my right leg, I chose not to throw myself a pity party. I chose to learn how to own it. My “this won’t beat me” attitude, is what got me to this point. There’s no denying it. Life hit us pretty hard. But it’s not about how hard you get hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. Yeah, yeah I know. Rocky quote. But I’ve never believed that more in my life than I do now, and on July 13th 2019, we get to demonstrate that sentiment to the world. Do I have anxiety about playing a show again? You bet your fucking ass I do. I’m terrified. It’s been impossible to not focus on who I was, who I am now, and what I will become. At the same time, I’m sure as soon as we start playing, all that anxiety will drain out of my body and mind, and I’ll feel right at home. Either way, we feel like we don’t only owe it to ourselves to do this show, but we owe it to all of our family, friends, and fans for the overwhelming amount of love and support you’ve given us these last 3+ years. None of us know how this is going to go. Hundreds, maybe even thousands of you have messaged me over the last few years asking “When will you tour again?” To which I didn’t even reply. That’s because I don’t know. We don’t know. But we’re about to find out. It would mean the world if you could come out and share this once in a lifetime experience with us. Tickets go on sale this Friday @ 10 am PST.

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The Ghost Inside’s Upcoming Los Angeles Show Will Be Their Only Live Performance This Year

As previously reported, The Ghost Inside will be returning to the stage for the first time since their horrific November 2015 bus crash on July 13 at The Shrine in Los Angeles, CA. However, the band have since confirmed that it will be their only show this year. They said the following:

“With tickets for our show in July on sale in less than 48 hours, we’ve been overwhelmed by the outpouring of excitement and support. There is one question many of you have been asking: “Is this your last show?” The answer is we don’t know, but we sure hope it isn’t. We won’t make any decisions about that until we get off the stage and have a chance to let it sink in. This is absolutely 100% the only show we will play in 2019. No secret warm up show the day before and no surprise tour announcement the day after. This is going to be a once in a lifetime night that we have fought for every day of our recovery. We will be joined by all of our families, friends, and those that supported us behind the scenes, and we hope that many of you will join us as well. Tickets will be on sale from 10 AM Pacific Time on Friday.”

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With tickets for our show in July on sale in less than 48 hours, we’ve been overwhelmed by the outpouring of excitement and support. There is one question many of you have been asking: “Is this your last show?” The answer is we don’t know, but we sure hope it isn’t. We won’t make any decisions about that until we get off the stage and have a chance to let it sink in. This is absolutely 100% the only show we will play in 2019. No secret warm up show the day before and no surprise tour announcement the day after. This is going to be a once in a lifetime night that we have fought for every day of our recovery. We will be joined by all of our families, friends, and those that supported us behind the scenes, and we hope that many of you will join us as well. Tickets will be on sale from 10 AM Pacific Time on Friday. Ticket link in bio

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The Ghost Inside Teasing July Event

It looks like The Ghost Inside are planning on doing something in the Los Angeles, CA area on July 13. The band shared a save the date teaser, which you can see below. Many have assumed the group will be taking the stage for the first time since their horrific November 2015 bus crash. This news comes after they recently shared a video teaser.

The Ghost Inside Appear To Be Teasing Their Return

The Ghost Inside recently hinted that new music was in the works and now the band have shared a new teaser video that seems to suggest that they are getting ready to make their official return. The group have been sidelined for quite a while due to the life changing injuries they sustained in their horrific November 2015 bus crash.

The Ghost Inside’s Zach Johnson: “After More Than 3 Years, I Was Discharged From My Otho Surgeon!”

The Ghost Inside’s Zach Johnson has officially been discharged by his orthopedic surgeon after undergoing over a dozen surgeries related to injuries he sustained in the band’s horrific November 2015 bus crash. The guitarist commented:

“After more than 3 years, I was discharged from my Otho surgeon! My knee has healed well from the surgery 6 months ago, and my femur is as healed as possible after 3 femoral surgeries, which is amazing, because 6-9 months ago the doctors thought I might end up losing my right leg! It’s been a wild road my friends. Put I’ve been given the all clear! Feels so good. No more check ins, x-rays, injections. Thanks to everyone who stuck with me! 🖤”

The Ghost Inside Appear To Be Working On New Music

While responding to a fan on Twitter, The Ghost Inside shared a new photo that seems to imply that new music is in the works. You can check that out below. The group have been sidelined for quite a while, due to the injuries they sustained in their horrific November 2015 bus crash.

[via The PRP]