BRAD FICKEISEN ON WHY HE LEFT THE RED CHORD
Last night it was announced that drummer Brad Fickeisen is out of The Red Chord, but we had no idea why he was out of The Red Chord. Well, Brad just e-mailed us the following statement explaining the split:
“There is no easy way to go about leaving a busy band with plans in constant motion, but a little abruptly, I chose to depart from manning the kit for The Red Chord. I have had a great time for the past 5 years with these guys, and wouldn’t exchange it for anything. Touring is tough, everyone who’s done it, knows that. To keep it relatively short, I want to thank Greg, Guy, and Mike, and wish them the best of luck in the future. I will still be around in the music world. Thank you to everyone that I met along the way, and thank you to my friends and family for all of your support…”
So it would seem that touring fatigue is the culprit once again. That’s a bummer (although totally understandable – touring can suck, even if you love playing live), but as I said in my earlier post, Mike Justian is a pretty big silver lining.