Every Time I Die are currently on tour in support of their excellent ninth album Radical, and the band has just announced that frontman Keith Buckley will miss the final three shows due to mental health issues. According to the band: Mental health is a real problem that, if not addressed, affects a large number of people. Keith needs to rest and prepare for the holiday shows, and we wish him a speedy recovery.
We also understand that many of you have been looking forward to our final few tour dates. We don’t want to disappoint you, so we’ll be performing these final three shows without a vocalist.’This mic is your mic,’ Keith always says.
So come on out and help us finish this tour. Anyone who no longer wishes to attend will be refunded at the point of purchase. Now that I’ve seen the “official statement” indicating that ETID will finish their tour without their singer, I believe I’m ready to tell you all a little bit about WHY my mental health has had to take precedence over ETID. and I believe I have receipts. I overheard my own brother telling an outsider that ETID had been in talks to replace me the entire time I was meditating in a side room yesterday. They seemed to be my staunchest supporters. However, Jordan had lied.
His preoccupation was a cruel ruse. Their statement serves as proof. Traveling separately, away from alcohol and the behaviors of those who choose to drink, has given me peace of mind and enabled me to be the best performer I’ve ever been. I adore the ETID community and finally felt as if I was contributing in a meaningful way. I will continue to do so. Being kicked out of a band I’ve been a part of for 20 years because I decided to do whatever it took to be a good human being hurts me deeply, but believe me when I say I’m the most mentally fit I’ve ever been. This choice was made in order to protect me from my own sibling.
Huntington, WV tonight (12/3), Richmond on Saturday (12/4), and Virginia Beach on Sunday (12/5). ETID will headline their stacked ‘Tid the Season holiday shows in Buffalo on December 10 and 11, once Keith returns. They’ll tour with Underoath in 2022, performing at NYC’s Brooklyn Steel on March 17 and NJ’s Starland Ballroom on March 20. (tickets).
All of the dates are listed below. In related news, ETID’s tourmates ’68 (the current band of The Chariot/Norma Jean vocalist Josh Scogin) were forced to cancel the tour’s final three dates due to a positive COVID test. According to the band:Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond our control, we will be unable to attend the next three shows on this fantastic @everytimeidie tour. The COVID appears to have finally caught up with us… We both feel fine, but we must do the right thing for obvious reasons. So….we adore you all. And I hope to see you soon.’68 are still on board for ‘Tid the Season,’ as of now.
Except for these last three shows, Candy was on every date of the ETID/’68 tour. Candy are also about to embark on a tour with Show Me The Body, which will kick off on Saturday (12/4) at Brooklyn’s Warsaw (tickets). Good To Feel, their 2018 LP, was recently repressed on cloudy green vinyl.
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