Last night drummer Matt Traynor released a statement announcing he would be stepping away from from Blessthefall and that the Hard Feelings Tour would be his last.


Traynor and the band took to Twitter to release a full statement.

“After much time and consideration, I have come to the personal decision to end my time with Blessthefall. The Hard Feelings US Tour will be my last.

Making the choice to step away from something that I have been a part of since its origin has been bittersweet. I was “living the dream” for twelve plus years, but now that I have a family, I’ve realized that my dream has changed.

I’m so proud to see how far BTF has gone and all the experiences I’ve had. I’ll never forget them.

I’d like to thank Beau, Jared, Eric, Elliott, Craig, Mike, Miles, Dave, our management, record labels, my sponsors, all of our crew members-who have been brothers/sisters to me and have shaped me to be who I am today. And of course my wife and family for juggling life around a touring schedule for so long. I’ll forever be grateful.

Lastly, I would like to thank every one of you, who over the years have supported me and this band. BTF would not have been able to withstand the test of time without such an amazing fan base. I hope to see as many of you as possible on my last tour and end my run with a bang!”

Vocalist Beau Bokan shared the post, telling fans the band would soon be releasing a statement in regards to the future of BTF.

We wish Traynor and BTF all the best in their future endeavors!

Be sure to catch Traynor and the rest of BTF on tour this fall in support of their sixth studio album, Hard Feelings.


09/02 – Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
09/03 – Lubbock, TX @ Jake’s Sports Cafe
09/04 – Dallas, TX @ Trees
09/05 – San Antonio, TX @ Alamo City Music Hall
09/06 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
09/07 – Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall
09/08 – Tampa, FL @ Orpheum
09/09 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
09/11 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
09/12 – Greensboro, NC @ The Blind Tiger
09/13 – Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Sound Stage
09/14 – Reading, PA @ Reverb
09/15 – Providence, RI @ The Met
09/16 – New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
09/17 – Montreal, QC @ Fairmount
09/19 – Toronto, ON @ Velvet
09/20 – Pontiac, MI @ Crofoot Ballroom
09/21 – Columbus, OH @ A&R
09/22 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls
09/23 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
09/25 – St. Louis, MO @ Delmar Hall
09/26 – Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
09/28 – Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater
09/29 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
09/30 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
10/02 – Seattle, WA @ Crocodile
10/03 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
10/04 – Berkely, CA @ Cornerstone
10/05 – Pomona, CA @ The Glass House
10/06 – Phoenix, AZ @ Club Red

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