Black Veil Brides have taken to social media to announce the departure of bassist Ashley Purdy after 10 years with the band. The news comes days after BVB revealed a 2020 tour supporting In This Moment.

Purdy has been with the band since 2009, appearing on their debut We Stitch These Wounds in 2010, Set The World On Fire in 2011, Wretched And Divine: The Story Of The Wild Ones in 2013, the self-titled in 2014 and Vale in 2018.

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The band shared the news from their official Twitter account Friday.

Black Veil Brides and Ashley Purdy have mutually agreed to part ways. We have enjoyed a wonderful run together and both parties wish one another continued success moving forward.

While the announcement didn’t get revealed until today, Purdy began listing several limited BVB items on his Depop as recently as 22 hours ago. Stage outfits and rare versions of the band’s albums are among the available items listed this week.

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Purdy has not released an official statement of his own, but this post will be updated should one be provided.

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Black Veil Brides released their most recent album Vale in 2018, playing the final cross-country Warped Tour and then Aftershock Festival in October of that year. With no new music or shows since then, the band offered an update on their status in April of this year. While chatting about his sophomore solo album and graphic novel of the same name, The Ghost Of Ohio, frontman Andy Biersack revealed the future is open-ended.

With previously announced plans to reimagine their debut album, We Stitch These Wounds, for its 10-year anniversary, the band confirmed new music would also appear on the album, which was one of the most recent updates ahead of this tour.

BVB hits the road with In This Moment, DED and Raven Black for a spring tour. It’s unclear at this time who will be playing bass. Tickets are on sale now here with dates below.


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, AL — MacEwan Hall
05/15 — Billings, MT — First Interstate Arena
05/16 — Casper, WY — Casper Events Center
05/17 — Morrison, CO — Red Rocks Amphitheatre

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