Black Veil Brides bassist Ashley Purdy says his recent comments about the band breaking up after Warped Tour were taken out of context. Today, the musician issued a statement walking back his quotes seemingly revealing a supposed split.
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On Wednesday, news broke that Purdy said the band’s current eight-date Warped Tour run would be “the last time” fans could see Black Veil Brides live. (While this summer’s Warped Tour is indeed the traveling rock show’s final full cross-country run, the BVB bassist apparently wasn’t referring to Warped’s demise, stating unequivocally, “That is where you are going to see Black Veil Brides for the last time ever in your entire lives.”) The comments were made on an episode of Another FN Podcast, which has since been deleted.
Following the breakup announcement, Black Veil Brides vocalist Andy Biersack immediately denied a split to AP. “This is the first I’ve heard of any ‘break up,'” he said. “As far as I know, there are no plans to end the band after Warped.”
Some confusion seems to stem from certain BVB members’ reported desire to start a new side project without the singer. “Any additional musical projects from any of the members of BVB will always be encouraged,” Biersack responded.
On Thursday, Purdy issued a statement confronting the comments, implying that he was taken out of context. “We have eight shows left on the final Warped Tour ever,” he said. “So again, yes, that’s the last time you’ll see us play there.” Read the full statement below:
— ☆ 𝗔𝗦𝗛𝗟𝗘𝗬 𝗣𝗨𝗥𝗗𝗬 ☆ (@AshleyPurdy) June 21, 2018
Black Veil Brides breakup confusion
To say nothing of fans’ shock over a reported breakup, some exciting news came from the BVB breakup confusion. Biersack said that the group are currently working on a 10th anniversary edition of their debut, 2010’s We Stitch These Wounds.
“We are in the early stages of work on a big 10-year retrospective release,” the vocalist told AP. Consequently, his “personal focus as it relates to BVB are on that and these upcoming Warped Tour shows.” He said more to Loudwire:
“The plan is to do an entire re-record of our first record. We recorded it for just a few thousand dollars in a studio that didn’t really have the capacity to do that big of an album. We always felt it wasn’t representative… of the rest of our catalog.”
What do you think of all the recent Black Veil Brides breakup confusion? Are you excited for a 10-year anniversary re-recording of We Stitch These Wounds? What’s your favorite Black Veil Brides song? Sound off in the comments below.
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