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Issues have announced a trio of farewell shows to cap off their career. The band have largely been silent since 2020, after parting ways with their vocalist Tyler Carter in the wake of sexual assault and misconduct allegations made against him.

Since then, several members of the group have been spending their time onstage elsewhere, with bassist Skyler Acord having played live with Twenty One Pilots, and guitarist Adrian “AJ” Rebollo recently signing on as Bad Wolves‘ new touring guitarist. Meanwhile, drummer Josh Manuel has been performing with Kane Brown and Bilmuri.

In a statement released today (November 17th) via social media, Issues announced that they have decided to call it quits once and for all, offering:

Issues has been a central figure in our lives since 2012. We’ve played countless shows, toured almost every continent, met thousands of people, and made so many friends in our peers and travel companions. The importance of this band to our lives cannot be over stated. So many of you were right there with us.

2020 hit us as hard as it could possibly hit a band. Tours canceled after we paid the deposits, new album cycle cut short, and the last any of you guys heard from us was when we fired our singer. All of these were incredibly traumatic experiences, not only for us, but also the fans to whom our music means the most. Life changed for the three of us after 2020 in significant ways that made making Issues our full time job impossible, but it doesn’t feel right to end our story in tragedy. We feel very strongly that the legacy we want to leave be a positive one.

These shows are the final chapter in a long history of pushing the limits of composition, musicianship, and culture in every way we could. We want them to contextualize our body of work over the controversy and member changes and gossip and bullshit and to stand as a monument to the 3 real muffuckas still standing, the music we’re so proud of, and the fans still with us. If this band has ever meant anything to you we want you to be proud of being a part of this too. Proud of the gigs you’ve seen, the tattoos you got, the friends you made. So we’re putting this shit to bed in true Issues fashion. Very, very loudly.”

The farewell shows include:

01/19 Anaheim, CA – House Of Blues
01/20 Chicago, IL – House of Blues
01/27 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade

Tickets are on sale now through issues.ffm.to/ixiimmxxiv.

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