Every Time I DieMichael Watson

Every Time I Die Say Keith Buckley Is A “Crucial Member” And They Are Currently Privately Addressing Their Issues


Every Time I Die have issued a new statement in regards to the apparently strained relationship between the band and their vocalist Keith Buckley. Public word of tensions within their ranks emerged this past Friday, December 03rd, when Keith went public with some allegations against the Buffalo outfit and his brother, the band’s guitarist Jordan Buckley.

The drama went public after Keith announced he would be taking some time off the road to address his mental health. His bandmates would go on to issue a since-pulled statement of their own, which read:

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“Mental Health is a real issue and when not treated has an impact on so many people. Keith needs to take this time to rest and prepare for the holiday shows and we wish him a quick recovery. We also understand that so many of you have been looking forward to these last few shows on our tour. We don’t want to let you down so we’ll be playing these last three shows without a vocalist.

Like Keith always says ’this mic is your mic’. So come and help us finish up this tour. Anyone that no longer wants to attend will be given refunds at point of purchase.”

Responding to that statement, Keith posted the following via his Twitter:

“now that I have seen the “official statement” indicating that ETID is finishing the tour without their singer, I think I’m ready to tell you all a little bit about exactly WHY my mental health has had to become a priority over ETID. and trust I have receipts while meditating in a side room yesterday I overheard my own brother tell an outsider that ETID had been in talks to replace me this entire time. I thought they were my biggest supporters. but Jordan had lied. his concern was a cruel trick. their statement is proof.

traveling separately, away from alcohol and the behaviors of those who choose to drink, has brought me peace of mind and has made me the best performer I have ever been. I love the ETID community and finally felt like I was giving back in a meaningful way. and I will continue

to being ostracized from a band I have built for 20 years because I made a decision to do whatever it took to be a good Human Being hurts me deeply, but trust me when I say I am the most mentally fit I have ever been. this decision was made to protect myself from my own sibling”

The shows in question were were due to run this weekend, but were ultimately scuttled amid the aforementioned drama and the band’s tourmates ’68 leaving the bill amid a positive COVID-19 test result. Every Time I Die‘s newly issued statement on the matter reads:

“We apologize to the fans this weekend for the cancelation of the remaining 3 shows of the Radical tour.

Keith Buckley is a crucial member of Every Time I Die and we apologize if our previous statement made it seem as if he was in recovery or came off as insensitive to the issues at hand. We are working on things privately now.

Please give us a moment.

And we will all see you at Tid The Season.”

Respond directly to his bandmates latest statement, Keith himself confirmed he will be taking part in the group’s aforementioned ‘‘Tid The Season‘ holiday shows.

This year’s ‘‘Tid The Season‘ will be held at the Buffalo Riverworks in their native Buffalo, NY on December 10th & 11th. The lineup for those nights include:

Friday, December 10th:

Every Time I Die
Circa Survive
Poison The Well
Mariachi El Bronx
Kublai Khan

Saturday, December 11th:

Every Time I Die
Knocked Loose
The Bronx
The Dirty Nil

Elaborating on the situation further via Instagram earlier this weekend prior to this latest statement from the band, Buckley stated:

“Hey guys, I’m very OK, despite how things were framed online by the band’s statement; I did not have a relapse, didn’t have a breakdown. If I’m recovering from anything, it’s fucking heartbreak, but that’s a process that I’m used to getting through, so… I want to do ‘‘Tid The Season‘—obviously there’s gonna have to be some changes made—I wish no one any harm. I just want to lovingly disconnect, psychically, emotionally, mentally for a little bit and re-establish the boundaries that were broken repeatedly over the past 20 years. So you’ll see me soon, I’ll see ya soon, it’ll be great, we’re great.”

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