Former A Day To Remember Bassist Josh Woodard Was Involved In A 2017 Car Crash That Killed A Man

As previously reported, Josh Woodard recently exited A Day To Remember after past sexual misconduct allegations resurfaced online. Now, another disturbing incident involving the bassist has come to light. Back in 2017, Woodard, who was 30 at the time, was involved in a serious car crash in Florida that resulted in the death of a 24-year-old man named Bryant Gonzalez Ortiz.

Loudwire have obtained “numerous legal documents” regarding the accident, but they were “were unable to locate any official explanation as to why he was never arrested or served any jail time or why his charges were so minor despite the severity of the situation.”

According to a Vehicle Homicide Investigative Report, Woodard was driving a 2016 Tesla Model S in Palm Beach County when he “suddenly and unexpectedly crossed over three lanes of traffic and crashed head on into the driver’s side of” Ortiz’s 1993 Honda Civic. Ortiz, who was stopped at a shopping plaza exit waiting to turn, died at the scene, while Woodard only sustained minor injuries. Vehicle Homicide Investigator Alan Soloway added:

“I met with [Woodard] and observed his eyes to be red, he appeared dazed and he had urinated himself. [Woodard] stated his attorney was on the way to the scene and he refused to speak with me prior to his attorney arriving.”

Loudwire also shared further information from the investigative report:

“The report goes on to say that due to Woodard’s lack of cooperation, the detective was unable to conduct an in-depth impairment assessment to determine if his observations were due to impairment or a reaction to a crash of this magnitude. The report noted that no impairing substances were found in Woodard’s car.

Woodard’s attorney, Paul Walsh, arrived on the scene and informed police that Woodard would not be providing a statement and also declined the investigator’s request to submit a voluntary blood sample.

Investigators found no defects in either vehicle that would have caused the crash and reported that based on vehicle damage and crash dynamics, speed did not appear to be a factor. The report also indicated that weather was clear at the time of the crash.

The Vehicle Homicide Investigation Report concluded that Woodard was in violation of careless driving and failure to maintain a single lane.”

About a month later, Woodard returned to the road with A Day to Remember, before his attorney entered a not guilty plea in an October 30, 2017 court filing. An order from that date said the following:

“Further the court assumes this matter has been reviewed by the State Attorney’s Office and it has been determined that criminal charges are not warranted, or this matter has not been referred to the State Attorney to further investigate.”

On December 6, 2017, Woodard went to court and pleaded no contest to careless driving. He was found guilty and was stripped of his driver’s license for 12 months. He was also issued a $1,000 fine and was ordered to pay $106 in mandatory court costs.

On May 10, 2019, Ortiz’s father, Fernando Gonzalez, filed a wrongful death complaint against Woodard, demanding judgement. He was also seeking “damages in excess of [$15,000], plus costs, and all other relief deemed just and proper under the circumstances, and demands a trial by jury of all issues triable as a matter of right by a jury.” However, on April 13, 2020, he dismissed the lawsuit with prejudice.

Loudwire reached out to a representative for Woodard, but they declined to comment.

Hyro The Hero & Ego Kill Talent Drop Off Welcome To Rockville Festival, Butcher Babies Eva Under Fire, & WHIT3 COLLR Added

Butcher Babies, Eva Under Fire, and WHIT3 COLLR have been added to the 2021 Welcome To Rockville festival. Their additions come after Hyro The Hero and Ego Kill Talent were forced to drop off the event. Welcome To Rockville will take place at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, FL on November 11-14 and the updated daily lineups can be found below:

November 11: Slipknot, A Day To Remember, Cypress Hill, Stone Temple Pilots, Gojira, Grandson, Dorothy, Dead Sara, Spiritbox, Jeris Johnson, Brass Against, Teenage Wrist, Nascar Aloe, Siiickbrain, Dana Dentata, Blame My Youth, and Contracult Collective.

November 12: Metallica, Rob Zombie, Social Distortion, Chevelle, Pennywise, Beartooth, Starset, Wage War, Ice Nine Kills, Ayron Jones, Amigo The Devil, Bad Omens, Zero 9:36, Butcher Babies, Tallah, Austin Meade, Eva Under Fire, and WHIT3 COLLR.

November 13: Disturbed, The Offspring, Staind, Lamb Of God, Asking Alexandria, GWAR, Badflower, Fever 333, Atreyu, Crown The Empire, Sick Puppies, 3TEETH, All Good Things, Joyous Wolf, Fame On Fire, Dead Poet Society, Reach NYC, and Brkn Love.

November 14: Metallica, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Mudvayne, Mastodon, Anthrax, Falling In Reverse, Dance Gavin Dance, Sleeping With Sirens, Code Orange, Jelly Roll, Fire From The Gods, The Warning, Goodbye June, Alien Weaponry, Avoid, Hero The Band, and Survive The Sun.

Josh Woodard Exits A Day To Remember Following Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Josh Woodard has announced his departure from A Day To Remember. The bassist exited the group after past sexual misconduct allegations recently resurfaced.

Woodard issued the following statement:

“In the summer of 2020, I released a statement addressing false allegations that were made against me online. At the time, with the pandemic and my daughter on the way, I personally decided to pause legal proceedings against the accuser once the post was removed.

These accusations have unfortunately resurfaced within the last few days, and I must act accordingly. It is not fair to my bandmates and brothers to be attached to or targeted because of any of this, so I have made the decision to step down from my position in the band as of today. I will be leaving tour to be with my family and continue to defend my innocence in these matters.

I know who I am and who I am not. I admit, wholeheartedly, that I am not a perfect person and I have made mistakes in life. I strive every day I am given to be a better person, husband, father, bandmate, and friend.

I appreciate those who have supported me and defended my name against the lies being spread, and I am sorry to those who have been negatively affected by them. This decision is the furthest thing from what I want, but it is unfortunately what is best. Being a member of ADTR has been the greatest honor and I am so thankful for the past 18 years.”

Bring Me The Horizon, A Day To Remember, Poorstacy, & Lorna Shore Announce European Tour

Bring Me The Horizon, A Day To Remember, Poorstacy, and Lorna Shore have announced a European tour together. That trek will take place in February 2022.

Tour Dates:

02/01 Antwerp, BEL – Lotto Arena
02/03 Lyon, FRA – Halle Tony Garnier
02/04 Barcelona, SPA – Sant Jordi Club
02/05 Madrid, SPA – Palacio Vistalegre
02/07 Lisbon, POR – Campo Pequeno
02/09 Toulouse, FRA – Zenith
02/11 Basel, SWI – St. Jakobshalle
02/12 Milan, ITA – Lorenzi District
02/14 Vienna, AUT – Statdhalle
02/15 Budapest, HUN – Budapest Arena
02/16 Prague, CZE – Malasportovini
02/18 Gliwice, OL – Arena Gliwice
02/20 Berlin, GER – Velodrom
02/21 Hamburg, GER – Barclaycard Arena
02/23 Amsterdam, NET – Ziggodome
02/24 Dusseldorf, GER – Mitsubishi Electric Halle
02/25 Stuttgart, GER – Schleyer-Halle
02/27 Munich, GER – Zenith See Less

Mastodon, A Day To Remember, Volbeat, Etc. Added To 2022 UK Download Festival

More bands have been added to the 2022 UK Download Festival. The event is scheduled to take place at Donington Park on June 10-12 and the updated daily lineups can be found below.

June 10:

Main Stage:

KISS
A Day To Remember
Black Veil Brides
Bury Tomorrow
Theory Of A Deadman
Wayward Sons

Second Stage:

The Distillers
Airbourne
Lacuna Coil
Myles Kennedy & Company
Ayron Jones

Avalanche Stage:

The Ghost Inside
Sleep Token
Normandie
Meet Me @ The Altar
Gender Roles
Press Club

The Dogtooth Stage:

Electric Wizard
Blues Pills
British Lion
Bokassa
Tempt
A.A. Williams
Dead Poet Society
Cellar Door Moon Crow
The Scratch
JJ Wilde

June 11:

Main Stage:

Iron Maiden
Deftones
Shinedown
The Pretty Reckless
Black Label Society
Monster Truck
Those Damn Crows
The Raven Age

Second Stage:

Megadeth
Mastodon
Daughtry
Bush
Code Orange
Ice Nine Kills
Malevolence
Cassyette

Avalanche Stage:

Funeral For A Friend
Creeper
The Faim
Grandson
Holding Absence
Loathe
Dragged Under
Salem
Blackout Problems

The Dogtooth Stage:

Sepultura
Obituary
Dying Fetus
Bleed From Within
Venom Prison
Higher Power
Joyous Wolf
Dead Label
Death Blooms
Temples On Mars

June 12:

Main Stage:

Biffy Clyro
Korn
Volbeat
Rise Against
Powerwolf
Wargasm

Second Stage:

Steel Panther
The Darkness
Skillet
Baroness
Tremonti
Of Mice & Men
Wednesday 13
Massive Wagons
The Last Internationale
Control The Storm

Avalanche Stage:

Descendents
Boston Manor
Trash Boat
Marianas Trench
Jamie Lenman
The Hara
Cemetery Sun
Dead Posey
Static Dress

The Dogtooth Stage:

Myles Kennedy (acoustic set)
Twin Temple
Spiritbox
Fire From The Gods
Kill The Lights
Modern Error
Thick
Phoxjaw
Anchor Lake
As Everything Unfolds
The Injester

Slipknot, A Day To Remember, & Gojira Added To 2021 Welcome To Rockville Festival

Slipknot, A Day To Remember, and Gojira have been added to the 2021 Welcome To Rockville festival. The event will take place at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, FL on November 11-14 and the updated daily lineups can be found below:

November 11: Slipknot, A Day To Remember, Cypress Hill, Stone Temple Pilots, Gojira, Grandson, Dorothy, Dead Sara, Spiritbox, Jeris Johnson, Brass Against, Teenage Wrist, Nascar Aloe, Siiickbrain, Dana Dentata, Blame My Youth, and Contracult Collective.

November 12: Metallica, Rob Zombie, Social Distortion, Chevelle, Pennywise, Beartooth, Starset, Wage War, Ice Nine Kills, Ayron Jones, Amigo The Devil, Bad Omens, Zero 9:36, Hyro The Hero, Tallah, Austin Meade, and Ego Kill Talent.

November 13: Disturbed, The Offspring, Staind, Lamb Of God, Asking Alexandria, GWAR, Badflower, Fever 333, Atreyu, Crown The Empire, Sick Puppies, 3TEETH, All Good Things, Joyous Wolf, Fame On Fire, Dead Poet Society, Reach NYC, and Brkn Love.

November 14: Metallica, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Mudvayne, Mastodon, Anthrax, Falling In Reverse, Sleeping With Sirens, Code Orange, Dance Gavin Dance, Jelly Roll, Fire From The Gods, The Warning, Goodbye June, Alien Weaponry, Avoid, Hero The Band, and Survive The Sun.

A Day To Remember Announce Fall Tour With Asking Alexandria & Point North

A Day To Remember have announced a fall headlining tour. Asking Alexandria and Point North will serve as support.

Tour Dates:

09/28 Rochester, NY – Main Street Armory
09/29 Philadelphia, PA – The Met
09/30 Washington, DC – The Anthem
10/02 West Springfield, MA – The Big E Arena
10/04 New York, NY – The Rooftop at Pier 17
10/07 Sterling Heights, MI – Michigan Lottery Amphitheater
10/08 Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom
10/09 Chicago, IL – Byline Bank Aragon Ballroom
10/11 Minneapolis, MN – The Armory
10/13 Denver, CO – Mission Ballroom
10/14 Salt Lake City, UT – The Great Saltair
10/15 Reno, NV – Grand Sierra Casino
10/17 Las Vegas, NV – The Theater at the Virgin Hotels Las Vegas
10/18 Paso Robles, CA – Vina Robles Amphitheatre
10/20 Los Angeles, CA – The Palladium
10/22 Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Federal Theatre
10/24 New Braunfels, TX – Whitewater Amphitheater
10/26 Dallas, TX – South Side Ballroom
10/27 Houston, TX – Bayou Music Center
10/29 Oklahoma City, OK – The Criterion
10/30 Springfield, MO – O’Reilly Family Event Center
11/01 Knoxville, TN – Knoxville Civic Auditorium
11/02 Columbia, SC – The Township Auditorium
11/03 Atlanta, GA – Coca Cola Roxy
11/05 Hollywood, FL – Hard Rock Live
11/06 St. Augustine, FL – St. Augustine Amphitheater

A Day To Remember, The Ghost Inside, & The Devil Wears Prada Announce Newport, KY Show

A Day To Remember, The Ghost Inside, and The Devil Wears Prada will be performing at the Promowest Pavilion at Ovation in Newport, KY on September 10. Pre-sale tickets can be accessed HERE with the code ADTR21.

Bush, Falling In Reverse, Philip H. Anselmo And The Illegals, & T-Pain Added To 2021 Blue Ridge Rock Festival

Bush, Falling In Reverse, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, and T-Pain have been added to the 2021 Blue Ridge Rock Festival. That event is scheduled to take place at the Blue Ridge Amphitheater in Danville, VA on September 9-12.

Daily Lineups:

September 9: Breaking Benjamin, A Day To Remember, The Ghost Inside, Halestorm, Skillet, Black Label Society, P.O.D. (performing “Satellite”), Sabaton, Tech N9ne, Testament, Hatebreed, Spiritbox, From Ashes To New, Miss May I, Chelsea Grin, Adelitas Way, Texas Hippie Coalition, Slaves, All Good Things, Islander Four Thirty Four, Heirloom, MX The American, A New Day Rising, Orange Jumpsuit, Nail Bite, Forever We Roam, Friends IN Hell, Major Moment, Far From Few, and Hostile Array.

September 10: Rob Zombie, Limp Bizkit, Rise Against, I Prevail, Chevelle, Anthrax, Asking Alexandria, Clutch, Motionless In White, Atreyu, Sevendust, Fever 333, Knocked Loose, Fozzy, Crown The Empire, D.R.U.G.S., Bad Omens, Nonpoint, Light The Torch, Saul, Stitched Up Heart, Tallah, Burden Of The Sky, Tara Lynch, Blud Red Roses, Fate Destroyed, Dead Fervor, Of The Fallen, Southbound Beretta, A Feasting Beast, One Of The Lost, Someday You’ll Know Us, To Begin Anew, Next Attempt, Semper Acerbus, Set For Tomorrow, Dread Engine, Dark Summer, Mistry Eyed, Detoura, N.A.S.H., Sevenstones, Nameless Anonymous, Cannon Hill, Dying Oath, Artwork For The Blind, The Phoenix Within, and Redeye.

September 11: Five Finger Death Punch, Megadeth, Lamb Of God, Seether, Cypress Hill, Theory Of A Deadman, Trivium, Body Count, Beartooth, Avatar, Wage War, Jelly Roll, Badflower, In Flames, 10 Years, All That Remains, Corrosion Of Conformity, Escape The Fate, Spite, Brand Of Sacrifice, Another Day Dawns, Black Satellite, The Impurity, Artusha, Inner Image, Voxx, Breaking Theory, Deiform, Failure By Proxy, Citizen Kane, Motorjunkie, Awesome Ray Ray, Seasons, Pigweed, Overlord SR, Waking The Sleeper, Alyxx, Two Sides Of Me, Alukah, Days Under Authority, Head Hunter, Wor, Aurin, Hollow Intent, Rvnt, Gravebound, Solidify, We Rise To Fall, Demyze, Pulses, and Splintered Reality.

September 12: Shinedown, Papa Roach (performing “Infest“), Falling In Reverse, Bush, Gojira, Mastodon, Killswitch Engage, Underoath, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals (“A Vulgar Display Of Pantera” set), The HU, Pop Evil, Ice Nine Kills, August Burns Red, Ayron Jones, We Came As Romans, Drowning Pool, Fit For A King, Ill Niño, Currents, Fame On Fire, Eyes Of The Living, Kill The Imposter, State Of Illusion, Cursor, F.I.L.T.H., Blackwater, Ignite The Fire, Just Standing, A War Within, Sinshrift, New Haven, Magg Dylan, Detroit Voodoo, Flight Club, Watersdeep, Casting Shadowz, Supmikecheck, Burn On Re-Entry, Roachzilla, Redefind, Matt The Band, and Mourn The Illusion.

Steve-O and Lou Brutus will host the festival, which will also include a club experience with Ludacris, Lil Jon, T-Pain, and Rev Run.

Daily Lineups Revealed For 2021 Blue Ridge Rock Festival

The daily lineups have been revealed for the 2021 Blue Ridge Rock Festival. The event is scheduled to take place at the Blue Ridge Amphitheater in Danville, VA on September 9-12 and it will feature the following:

September 9: Breaking Benjamin, A Day To Remember, The Ghost Inside, Halestorm, Skillet, Black Label Society, P.O.D., Sabaton, Tech N9ne, Testament, Hatebreed, Spiritbox, From Ashes To New, Miss May I, Chelsea Grin, Texas Hippie Coalition, Slaves, All Good Things, and Islander.

September 10: Rob Zombie, Limp Bizkit, Rise Against, I Prevail, Chevelle, Anthrax, Asking Alexandria, Clutch, Motionless In White, Atreyu, Sevendust, Fever 333, Knocked Loose, Fozzy, Crown The Empire, D.R.U.G.S., Bad Omens, Nonpoint, Light The Torch, Saul, Stitched Up Heart, Tallah, and Burden Of The Sky.

September 11: Five Finger Death Punch, Megadeth, Lamb Of God, Seether, Cypress Hill, Theory Of A Deadman, Trivium, Body Count, Beartooth, Avatar, Wage War, Jelly Roll, Badflower, In Flames, 10 Years, All That Remains, Corrosion Of Conformity, Escape The Fate, Spite, Brand Of Sacrifice, and Another Day Dawns.

September 12: Shinedown, Papa Roach, Gojira, Mastodon, Killswitch Engage, Underoath, Pop Evil, The Hu, Rev Run, Ice Nine Kills, August Burns Red, Ayron Jones, We Came As Romans, Drowning Pool, Fit For A King, Ill Niño, Adelitas Way, Currents, and Fame On Fire.