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Black Veil Brides’ Ashley Purdy Issues Statement Regarding His Comments On The Band’s ‘Final Shows’


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Black Veil Brides bassist Ashley Purdy has issued a statement of his own following his comments made earlier this week on a since-deleted episode of the ‘Another FN Podcast‘. Towards the end of the chat, Purdy stated:

“We start Thursday at Warped Tour in Pomona and we’re going to do eight dates through the southern California area. And that is where you are going to see Black Veil Brides for the last time ever in your entire lives. So, you better fucking go, because that’s gonna be it.”

His Black Veil Brides bandmate, frontman Andy Biersack, went on to shoot down the rumors that emerged of the band’s fate in the wake of Purdy‘s comments. In a new statement of his own, Purdy stated:

“Just for the record and clarification: And this is expressed in great humor..

I never once said, “the band is breaking up”, as news outlets used as their headline to click bait you basically into reading way more into a story than it actually was.

The miss information came from a podcast that i was doing with a fellow musician and another industry colleague where we we’re just having a discussion about music and laughing and having a good time.

It was basically a friendly discussion and less of an interview but when someone did ask what’s on the horizon for Black Veil Brides the honest answer is still the same.

We have eight shows left on the Final Warped Tour ever, so again, yes, that’s the last time you’ll see us play there, and again, come see us now as this will be the last time. See the context.

We have one festival show out in October and that’s it, so yeah thats all thats on the calendar and that’s kind of how all of that got taken out of context.

Very few listened to the entire podcast in it’s entirety before that headline quote of the band breaking up got blown outta proportion, of course for something news worthy it played into the dramatic.

But honestly, it was a lighthearted and fun discussion that one news outlet just writes Ashley says “the band is breaking up” and then so on and so forth everyone just takes that and runs with it again out of context from the entire discussion and not the literal words i’ve ever said.

Anyhow, Day 1 of Warped and we’re all excitedly looking forward to performing for you all. ‘See us now cuz you won’t see us there again.’ Lol”

Having personally heard the audio before it was deleted, Purdy didn’t clarify that the finality of his comments refered only to the ‘Vans Warped Tour‘ dates. During the chat, fellow guest Jeff George of We Are Harlot fame later implied that he and Purdy may be working together on a future project, a suggestion which added to the seeming finality of Purdy‘s comments.


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