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Broadside announced that they have parted ways with guitarist Dorian Cooke. The news comes days after the band released two new songs.

The band took to social media to state Cooke left “on his own accord” and “this is not the end of Broadside.” You can see the full statement below.

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“To our friends and fans, first and foremost, we would like to thank every one of you for supporting this dream of ours. Through your consistent attendance to shows, your energy and engagement from the crowd, streaming/buying our music and for those of you who have chosen to share your story with us. You have helped us grow into better musicians, better men and taught us the power of human connection through music.

“It does not come with ease to announce Dorian will no longer be with us proceeding forward. This decision was made on his own accord.

“This is not the end of Broadside. We will be pushing forward without him as we have studio time, tours and opportunities in our immediate future already booked. We hope you enjoy the new songs. We look forward to seeing you all very soon.

To music and chasing the dream! Thanks for understanding.”

At the time of publication, Cooke hasn’t released a statement of his own. However, this article will be updated should he provide one.

More on Broadside

Before heading out on their first tour of 2019 in support of Set It Off, Broadside are making sure they give their fans a little something to hold them over. The band have released two cathartic new jams that will have you falling in love with their music all over again.

Check out brand new tracks “King Of Nothing” and “Empty” below!

“This is a song about wanting to be the best,” vocalist Ollie Baxxter says of Broadside’s track “King Of Nothing”.

“We chose this life as touring musicians but it can be painfully lonely. We all want to be heard and play to massive crowds while making enough money that our parents won’t worry about our futures. I’m so proud of our accomplishments as a band but some nights, after the show ends and those crowds leave the venue, when you’re in the back seat of a dark van, you feel like you’re not doing enough and those dreams you have become nightmares of what you’ll never achieve. You can be on top of the world and have nothing.”

The band’s second track “Empty” spins a bit of light on a broken-hearted situation with dance vibes that will make it hard for you to sit still.

“I was going through a real out of body misery when writing this song,’” Baxxter says. “The duality of a being a broken-hearted romantic splits a person. On one hand, you’ve been wronged, you should run and never look back. On the other, the rewarding time spent and memories made keep you trapped in the worrisome ‘what if this person leaves’ psychosis. I wanted to write a dance-y song making fun of how unfortunate it is to be in love, sometimes.”

Broadside will be supporting Set It Off on Part 3 of their North American run at the cities and dates listed below and tickets here. No further information on who will be playing guitar has been released at this time.

Dates:

06/11 – Colorado Springs, CO @ Black Sheep
06/12 – Lawrence, KS @ The Bottleneck
06/14 – Burnsville, MN @ The Garage
06/15 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
06/16 – Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s
06/18 – St. Louis, MO @ Fubar
06/19 – Nashville, TN @ The Basement East
06/21 – Indianapolis, IN @ The Citadel
06/22 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
06/23 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Elevation
06/25 – Buffalo, NY @ Rec Room
06/26 – Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance Theater
06/28 – Hartford, CT @ The Webster
06/29 – Richmond, VA @ The Canal Club

07/02 – Pawtucket, RI @ The Met
07/03 – Amityville, NY @ Revolution
07/05 – Reading, PA @ Reverb
07/06 – Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore
07/07 – Charlotte, NC @ Amos’ Southend
07/09 – Lake Park, FL @ The Kelsey Theater
07/12 – Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall
07/13 – Austin, TX @ Empire Garage
07/16 – Tucson, AZ @ 191 Toole
07/18 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey
07/19 – Fresno, CA @ Strummer’s

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