Varials vocalist Travis Tabron exits band, cites mental health
Varials have taken to social media to share vocalist Travis Tabron has made the decision to leave the band. Tabron has been with the Philadelphia act since 2014, appearing on several EPs as well as 2017’s Pain Again and 2019’s In Darkness, both of which were released via Fearless Records.
The band shared a statement signed by them as well as a separate one from Tabron. Both parties expressed there are no hard feelings, and the decision stemmed from Tabron’s need to maintain his mental health.
While Varials will continue as a band and with their planned tour kicking off in February, the band doesn’t reveal plans for who will be taking over vocals on the road and permanently moving forward.
The band has also shared a live video “to commemorate everything up until this point” for In Darkness track “South Of One” featuring Counterparts’ Brendan Murphy.
Check out the band’s full statement below.
An update on the band; Travis has decided to step down from being the vocalist of Varials. This band has become something that was no longer the best thing for him and his health and happiness. Absolutely no hard feelings, and we wish him the absolute best on all future endeavors. We’ve really done some crazy shit together and had some of the best experiences of our lives together. Memories we will never forget until the day we die and it truly wouldn’t have been the same without him.
Varials as a band has no means of stopping or slowing down. All current tours and things not announced yet are still happening and we hope to continue to get the support we have until this point.
As we close this chapter of varials, we wanted to leave everyone with one last video of the 5 of us to commemorate everything up until this point. Thank you.
Mike, Mitch, Sean, & James
As mentioned, the band’s post also included an additional statement from Tabron. In it, he thanks everyone, reflects on mental health and reveals this won’t be “the end for [him] musically.” Check it out in full below.
I’m sorry to say, but about a week ago I made the decision to step down from being in Varials ? Unfortunately it was one of those things where no matter how much I loved what I was doing it was just simply becoming toxic to my mental health and well-being not only on tour but while at home as well and taking too much of a toll on my overall happiness as a result. However in the last 5 years, I’ve made memories I’ll never forget, and friendships that will never break so don’t think for a second I regret any of my time in Varials. Big thank you to all the fans for making my experience with this band so insanely badass I love you all!!! Big thank you to Sean, Mike, Mitch, James. Big thank you to the (new) Fearless Records team. Big thank you to Carl & Brad, and literally every single person that ever supported me in any way/shape/form during my time in Varials.
This is not the end for me musically and it’s not the end for Varials either! I’m going to be pursuing a lot more different sounds and projects (maybe heavy?) in the future after I can decompress from this situation fully. Varials actually have something dropping today too so stay tuned.
Thank you for taking the time to read this, and try not to ask me too many questions because the wound is still pretty fresh for me. I love u guys ? :-(
Check out their last video together for “South Of One” below and In Darkness in full here.
02/06 – Indianapolis, IN @ Hoosier Dome
02/07 – Springfield, MO @ FOH Lounge
02/08 – Kansas City, MO – Davey’s Uptown
02/13 – Sacramento, CA @ Holy Diver *
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02/15 – Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction *
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02/19 – Oklahoma City, OK @ 89th Street *
02/20 – Fort Worth, TX @ Tomcats West *
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02/22 – Houston, TX @ The Secret Group *
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02/27 – Tampa, FL @ Crowbar ^
02/28 – Jacksonville, FL @ 1904 Music Hall ^
02/29 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade (Hell) ^
03/01 – Greensboro, NC @ Blind Tiger ^
03/03 – Richmond, VA @ Canal Club ^
03/04 – Fredrick, MD @ Café 611 ^
03/05 – Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage Lounge ^
03/06 – Asbury Park, NJ @ House of Independents ^
03/07 – Amityville, NY @ Revolution Music Hall ^
03/08 – Hartford, CT @ Webster Underground ^
03/10 – Cleveland, OH @ The Foundry ^
03/11 – Pontiac, MI @ Pike Room ^
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03/14 – Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews ^
03/15 – Omaha, NE @ Lookout Lounge ^
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03/18 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex ^
03/20 – Spokane, WA @ The Pin! ^
03/21 – Seattle, WA @ Vera Project ^
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