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As It Is guitarist Ben Langford-Biss took to social media earlier today to announce his departure from the band.

You can read his full statement below.

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In his statement, the guitarist revealed the reason behind his departure. The band also announced the Ben Today, Gone Tomorrow tour set to take place this November.

You can read Ben’s full statement below.

“Dear friends & fans; I have made the difficult decision to step away from As It Is. Before anything else I would like to thank the other four boys in their support and understanding of my decision. They are still my brothers, best friends and I will cherish always the memories we made together.

I am incredibly grateful and proud of everything we have achieved and created together, and for everything you, the fans, have allowed us, however it is time for me to pursue other paths & projects in my life. Three albums and years of relentless touring takes its toll & has brought me and those closest to me to breaking point a number of times. This was by no means an easy decision to make having dedicated my life into it for almost eight years, but as the years have gone by my own ability and passion to live the life that comes with the music has waned.

I will be doing one last tour in November with the boys in the kind of venues we cut our teeth in to say goodbye properly & have one last week or so playing music with my best friends.

I am excited to see what As It Is do next and will be constantly supporting from the side-lines (hell, maybe they’ll still let me guest when I undoubtedly ask for a guest list spot to a show).

I will most likely post a longer more candid, written piece at some point but for now, thanks for the memories, see you in November. BLB”

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Vocalist Patty Walters shared Ben’s statement, adding:

“Today it’s with a heavy heart that we announce that ben has decided to step away from as it is . when we dreamt up this band together , ben and i weren’t much more than classmates . almost eight years later , ben is my brother and one of my dearest friends in this whole world.”

You can view the cities and dates for Ben’s farewell tour below.

As It Is Ben Today, Gone Tomorrow tour

We wish Ben all the best in his future endeavors!

Will you be catching the band on their Ben Today, Gone Tomorrow tour? Sound off in the comments below!

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