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After Issues parted ways with former vocalist Michael Bohn, many feared the band would be taking a new “bubblegum pop” approach with upcoming shows. Their performance at yesterday's Download Festival took those fears and tossed them out the window in true Issues fashion.
Read more: Michael Bohn is no longer a member of Issues
Issues had their first performance as a four-piece without former screamer Michael Bohn at yesterday's Download Festival. All eyes were on the band as fans eagerly awaited to see how Issues would choose to perform without a screamer to back up thier harsh vocals.
While many expected them to simply omit the screams, what no one was prepared for was a combined effort from AJ Bends, Sky Acord AND Tyler Carter to cover unclean vocals.
We have to admit, it's quite impressive.
And can we please talk about this gnarly scream from Tyler Carter during “Blue Wall”?
Bends later took to Instagram to share his excitement for the band's next chapter.
So insanely proud of the unit for cranking out our first show as a four-piece yesterday. Our nerves were there, our doubts were there, but we pulled through together and I am so very excited for this next chapter. We are collectively excited – you should be too ✌�� In the words of (the ACTUAL boys) Thin Lizzy “the boys are back in town”
Meanwhile, Sky had some heart-warming and adorable support from his wife, and if we're being honest, her reaction is all of us right now.
My wife’s reaction to videos of our first show as a four piece warm my heart lol pic.twitter.com/XIQ7zrFh9D
— instructor duck (@Skyduck64) March 25, 2018
And despite the issue of security not catching crowd surfers…
That was terrifying, a couple ppl looked like crash test dummies and I thought it was gonna end badly. If there’s no security pls don’t crowd surf, we never call for that, but when it’s equipped for such do as you will, the last thing I want is for fans getting srsly injured. �� https://t.co/DOCPAtThjk
— Issues, The Band (@issues) March 24, 2018
Issues gave an incredible performance that fans were beyond thrilled with.
also @ajbends honestly hard body as hell respect
— Joshua James Halling (@joshuahalling) March 25, 2018
Holy shit. ��
— вяιттαηy (@poeticloserface) March 25, 2018
Brb lemme go watch this 10x
— Jenn (@Intelligble) March 25, 2018
You can catch Issues this summer on the Journey's Right Foot Stage during Vans Warped Tour at the dates and cities listed below:
06/21 – Pomona, CA
06/22 – San Diego, CA
06/23 – Mountain View, CA
06/24 – Ventura, CA
06/28 – Phoenix, AZ
06/29 – Las Vegas, NV
06/30 – Salt Lake City, UT
07/01 – Denver, CO
07/03 – St. Louis, MO
07/05 – Bonner Springs, KS
07/06 – Dallas, TX
07/07 – San Antonio, TX
07/08 – Houston, TX
07/10 – Nashville, TN
07/12 – Virginia Beach, VA
07/13 – Camden, NJ
07/14 – Holmdel, NJ
07/15 – Hartford, CT
07/16 – Pittsburgh, PA
07/17 – Toronto, ON
07/18 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH
07/19 – Cincinnati, OH
07/20 – Detroit, MI
07/21 – Chicago, IL
07/22 – Minneapolis, MN
07/23 – Milwaukee, WI
07/24 – Indianapolis, IN
07/25 – Darien Center, NY
07/26 – Scranton, PA
07/27 – Mansfield, MA
07/28 – Wantagh, NY
07/29 – Columbia, MD
07/30 – Charlotte, NC
07/31 – Atlanta, GA
08/02 – Jacksonville, FL
08/03 – Orlando, FL
08/04 – Tampa, FL
08/05 – West Palm Beach, FL