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Enterprise Earth Confirm Fill-In Vocalist For Immediate Live Shows In The Wake Of Dan Watson’s Exit


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Deathcore outfit Enterprise Earth have now issued a statement regarding the departure of their vocalist Dan Watson. In it they confirm that Travis Worland (Aethere, The Willow, etc.) will continue to fill-in at their immediate live shows with a permanent replacement for Watson still pending.

Prior to his newly announced exit, Watson had been sitting out shows with the band since last September. Speaking earlier today (April 12th,) Enterprise Earth offered:

“Today, we announce that Dan Watson is no longer a part of Enterprise Earth

First, we would live to thank all of you for being patient with us while we have worked through this situation. It has not been an easy year and the time has not been right to say this. We have had to process a lot of emotional thoughts, feelings and conversations but it appears that fate is pulling us in different directions and we have all decided this course of action is the best for the band and Dan.

Quite simply, we must acknowledge that our time together has come to an end. We love him and wish him nothing but the best. We are all extremely proud and thankful for everything Dan has done in the past 8 years with EE. Our latest album ‘The Chosen‘ was the culmination of our work together and it would not have turned out the way it did without him.

Albeit an unexpected ending to the story, we still cherish every memory, song, performance, party, good and bad time, and all of the experiences we’ve shared. It has been quite the wild ride.

We strongly encourage you to support any and all of Dan‘s musical work going forward, including his other band Mire Lore who will have new material out soon. He is undoubtedly one of the most talented vocalists and of us have ever worked with and we hope an expect his creative fire to continue on.

Enterprise Earth still has much more to say. This band has evolved so much over its existence and we have adapted and overcome many obstacles. Nothing good in life comes easy and suffering and setbacks are part of the process but we will continue on as our story and work here is not over.

Being in a band is one the hardest, yet most rewarding, things we have done and working through our struggles we will become stronger. We will continue to have the strength to be the people and the band that we are supposed to be. As far as who will be handling vocal duties, if you have seen us or seen live pictures over the past 6-7 months then you know that Travis Worland has been filling in and has been doing an AMAZING job.

Dan‘s vocal shoes are not easy to fill but you’ve seen us perform with Travis then you know he is more than capable. He will continue to handle all live vocal duties until further notice. Stay tuned for an announcement regarding a permanent vocalist…

To quote Dan‘s final lyrics in ‘Overpass‘, ‘Death is only the beginning’. This is symbolic for Dan and us as we both move onto the next stages of our lives. Live is unexpected and change is inevitable, to fight it is futile. We must acknowledge and move with the ebb and flow.

Thank you all for, hopefully and finally, understanding where we’ve been with this. If you are upset, we understand and hope you come back around in time. Take care of one another out there’ we love you and and will see you soon”

The group’s upcoming live plans include:

With Fit For An Autopsy, Une Misere, Great AMerican Ghost & Sentinels:

05/05 Antwerp, BEL – Trix Club
05/06 Bristol, UK – Fleece
05/07 Birmingham, UK – The Mill
05/08 Manchester, UK – Rebellion
05/09 Glasgow, UK – Cathouse
05/10 Southampton, UK – The Loft
05/11 London, UK – O2 Academy Islington
05/12 Paris, FRA – Gibus
05/13 Köln, GER – Essigfabrik
05/14 Berlin, GER – SO36
05/15 Hannover, GER – Faust
05/16 Hamburg, GER – Logo
05/17 Leipzig, GER – Conne Island
05/18 Warsaw, POL – Proxima
05/19 Nürnberg, GER – Hirsch
05/20 Wien, AUT – Arena
05/21 Budapest, HUN – Barba Negra
05/22 Ljubljana, SLO – Orto Bar
05/23 Milan, ITA – Slaughter Club
05/24 Lyss, SWI – Kulturfabrik
05/25 München, GER – Backstage
05/26 Saarbrücken, GER – Garage
05/27 Utrecht, NET – Helling

Enterprise Earth:

07/15-16 Armstrong, BC – Armstrong MetalFest

With Within Destruction, Sentinels and Great American Ghost:

07/22 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
07/23 Portland, OR – Dantes
07/25 Roseville, CA – Goldfields
07/26 Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction
07/27 Mesa, AZ – Nile Theater
07/28 El Paso, TX – Rockhouse
07/29 Dallas, TX – Club Dada
07/30 Austin, TX – Come & Take It
07/31 Houston, TX – The Secret Group
08/02 Tampa, FL – The Brass Mug
08/03 West Palm, FL – Respectable
08/04 Orlando, FL – The Haven
08/05 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
08/06 Charlotte, NC – Neighborhood Theater
08/07 Nashville, TN – The End
08/09 Allentown, PA – Planet Trog
08/10 Hartford, CT – Webster Underground
08/11 Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory
08/12 Kent, OH – The Outpost
08/13 Detroit, MI – The Sanctuary
08/14 Chicago, IL – WC Social Club
08/16 Indianapolis, IN – Emerson Theater
08/17 Rock Island, IL – Skylark
08/18 Sioux City, IA – The Marquee
08/19 Denver, CO – HQ
08/20 Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court

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