Architects Drummer Says Upcoming Shows Will Be Celebration Of Their Late Guitarist’s Life


Architects drummer Dan Searle has commented on the band’s decision to go ahead with their upcoming shows in the wake of the recent passing of his brother, band guitarist Tom Searle. Tom tragically passed away last month following a three-year bout with cancer. Dan commented of the band’s scheduled appearances:

“It’s difficult to know what to expect from these shows. This is such a unique set of circumstances. Perhaps other bands would have cancelled, and I wouldn’t blame them. It’s not comfortable. It’s frightening. It’s going to force us to face a lot of the difficult emotions that grief inevitably brings about. Being on stage without him, headlining venues that we always dreamt about playing together and performing songs that he wrote about his own mortality…’s going to be an enormous challenge. What I do hope is that we all find some catharsis from performing. I don’t expect closure, I don’t know if I’ll ever experience such a thing, but perhaps we can find some solace, comfort, peace or relief from getting on stage each night.

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One thing is for sure – the atmosphere is going to be special. These shows are a celebration of Tom‘s life. Every night will be an opportunity for us all to express our love and gratitude for Tom and what he’s given all of us. We will be playing with everything we have and we know that you guys will be giving everything you have too.

Australia, we must acknowledge you as well. We leave the UK on Saturday. It feels like a massive leap for us to be honest. We probably wouldn’t be going if it wasn’t with our brothers in Bring Me The Horizon. We are going into the unknown with these shows. As with the U.K. and European shows, we will give it our all. We’ve always loved your country and you guys embraced us from day one, we haven’t forgotten that. If you are coming to a show, get down to the front and sing with us, your support means even more at times like this.
Thank you everyone for all of your continued love and understanding.

Much love,

Dates the band are scheduled to play include:

With Bring Me The Horizon & ’68:

09/15 Perth, AUS – HBF Stadium
09/16 Brisbane, AUS – Riverstage
09/17 Sydney, AUS – Hordern Pavilion
09/18 Sydney, AUS – Hordern Pavilion
09/20 Adelaide, AUS – AEC Theatre
09/22 Melbourne, AUS – Margaret Court
09/23 Melbourne, AUS – Margaret Court

With Stick To Your Guns & Bury Tomorrow:

10/15 Paris, FRA – Cabaret Sauvage
10/17 Antwerp, BEL – Trix
10/18 Amsterdam, NET – Melkweg
10/19 Cologne, GER – Live Music Hall
10/20 Hamburg, GER – Markthalle
10/22 Stockholm, SWE – Fryhuset
10/23 Oslo, NOR – Vulkan Arena
10/24 Gothenburg, SWE – Tradgar
10/25 Copenhagen, DEN – Pumpehuset
10/27 Frankfurt, GER – Batschkapp
10/28 Stuttgart, GER – LKA Longhorn
10/29 Leipzig, GER – Taubchenthal
10/30 Berlin, GER – Kesselhaus
10/31 Prague, CZE – Roxy
11/01 Budapest, HUN – Durer Kert
11/02 Munich, GER – Theaterfabrik
11/04 Vienna, AUT – Arena
11/05 Roncade, ITA – New Age
11/06 Rome, ITA – Planet Club
11/07 Zurich, SWI – Komplex
11/08 Lyon, FRA – CCO

With Bury Tomorrow & Stick To Your Guns:

11/09 Luxembourg, LUX – Atelier
11/11 Birmingham, UK – 02 Institute
11/12 Manchester, UK – Academy
11/13 Glasgow, UK – 02 ABC
11/15 Nottingham, UK – Rock City
11/17 Bristol, UK – 02 Academy
11/18 London, UK – Academy Brixton

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