Close Your Eyes have parted ways with vocalist Sam Ryder, citing they simply “wanted different things with this particular band.” You can read a full statement from Ryder on his departure below.
With Ryder no longer a part of CYE, the band have also revealed that original frontman Shane Raymond will be returning to the band for at least one show next year. While the band didn't come out and say that he was officially back in the band, guitarist Brett Callaway mentioned, “Shane will be with Close Your Eyes in anything we do in the future,” in a Facebook comment.
His first live return with the band will take place at this year's South By So What?! Music Festival, which will be held in Grand Prairie, Texas, from March 20 to March 22 of 2015.
Are you excited to see Shane return to the band? Would you like to see a new record with him at the helm?