The band shared a new clip where Veno is heading to band practice when he’s told he is out of the band. The drummer throws his phone in frustration, nailing a bystander and getting into an altercation.
The band didn’t say anything when sharing it, leaving the clip open to interpretation. Check it out below.
— Grayscale (@GrayscalePA) March 18, 2019
Fans immediately responded with both disbelief and stating they knew it was a prank all along.
— katie (@starryeyedby) March 18, 2019
I'm unstanning for this. Y'all made me sad.
— 🔥 Lauren 🔥 (@Gnarmalades) March 18, 2019
i’m not mad anymore thank u
— black lines enthusiast (@broadsideva_) March 18, 2019
It’s unclear what the video is for, but this post will be updated as developments arise.
Grayscale and Nick Veno’s initial statements
Both the band and Veno have released statements regarding the announcement Saturday evening, which you can read below.
At the time, Grayscale revealed that they would be parting ways with Nick Veno, rolling out a new promo photo that no longer included the drummer.
Their statement revealed that more details regarding the matter would come on Monday.
“There have been some changes behind the scenes in our band,” Grayscale writes. “Due to some creative differences, this is the new Grayscale. The current tour we’re on will continue as planned, with Nick finishing out the remaining shows with us. More details to come on Monday.”
There have been some changes behind the scenes in our band. Due to some creative differences, this is the new Grayscale. The current tour we’re on will continue as planned, with Nick finishing out the remaining shows with us. More details to come on Monday.
📷: @madebymiz pic.twitter.com/jZOgfLpmLK
— Grayscale (@GrayscalePA) March 17, 2019
Shortly after, Veno made a statement of his own.
“I’ll keep this as brief as I can. I am no longer in Grayscale. “Creative differences” is one way to put it, but after being in a band with those guys for years, I have come to learn how self-centered they all really are. I will be finishing the current tour with them, and that’s it. Please understand that I am not interested in providing more information at this time. Thank you for everything.”
— Nick Veno (@NicholasJ0seph) March 17, 2019
Fans were both in shock and disbelief of the news.
its not even april fools yet. stop playing around.
— stephanie 🤠 (@stephxguilalas) March 17, 2019
Bruh……….I wish I didn’t believe it pic.twitter.com/NXG43de9fp
— °•Alexandria°• (@mythical_bands) March 17, 2019
We all still support you 100%, we are sad to hear the news of Nick leaving but respect all of your decisions and will follow you forward as a band ❤️
— ☘️🤘🏻 (@grayscalelol) March 17, 2019
You can catch Grayscale on tour supporting State Champs at the cities and dates listed here.