The Audition announced that bassist and co-founder, Joe Lussa, is leaving.

Today is a sad day for the Audition. We would like to inform you all that Joe will no longer be a part of the band. I know this comes as a shock but we are doing what is best for both us and joe. We have had an amazing ride together and have experienced things together that most people will never get to. Joe is and will always be our brother and I wish him luck.

UK tour dates with Alkaline Trio and their show at the Soundwave Festival in Australia will not be affected.

The Audition are still writing and recording the follow-up to Champion due later this year on Victory.