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The Devil Wears Prada Down One Founding Fashionable Devil

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devilwearspradaGOOhio metalcore favorites The Devil Wears Prada just finished work on a new EP set to drop this summer, and are about to embark on tour. But it looks like they’ll be doing this without founding guitarist Chris Rubey.

According to The PRP, Rubey has parted ways with the band to spend time with his wife and kid. Thankfully, the entire split seems to have happened as amicably as it could have, according to a statement from frontman Mike Hranica:

“At the end of October, upon completing our run of shows in Mexico, Chris decided that it was time to stay home and be with his wife and daughter. While losing a founding member might seem to be a bumpy transition to announce, we find ourselves terrifically proud and enthused to continue moving forward with touring and writing new material.

The upcoming Space EP is a testament to what we’re capable of and the always truthful fact that TDWP is a collective collaboration rather than any single member or component. We’re happy to say that parting ways with Chris couldn’t have been more amicable: we understand and wish him the very best at being with his family.

In the meantime, our good friend Kyle is playing with us: a fine gentleman and an excellent guitarist who helped out tremendously in the making of Space EP. The Zombie 5 Tour is off to a fantastic start, and we look forward to seeing all of you at an upcoming show.
Peace,

Mike & The Pradas”

Losing a founding member is always hard for a band–especially one with as rabid a following as TDWP–but you can’t ask for a better parting than this. We wish Rubey the best, though we urge him not to start some metal babywear Etsy named The Devil Wears Pampers or whatever the fuck.

The Devil Wears Prada are on tour with Born of Osiris, Secrets, and Sleepwave. You can catch them at these locations:

03/18 Salt Lake City, UT – Murray Theater
03/20 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
03/21 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
03/22 Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
03/24 Las Vegas, NV – Hard Rock Live
03/25 Phoenix, AZ – Nile Theater
03/27 Dallas, TX – The Door
03/28 San Antonio, TX – The Aztec Theatre
03/29 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
03/31 St. Petersburg, FL – State Theatre
04/01 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution Live
04/03 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
04/04 Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theater
04/06 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
04/07 Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts
04/08 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
04/09 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
04/10 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
04/11 Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre
04/13 Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
04/14 Rochester, NY – Anthology
04/15 Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls
04/16 Chicago, IL – House of Blues04/27 Greensboro, NC – Cone Denim Ent Center
04/29 Richmond, VA – Broadberry
04/30 Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club
05/01 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance
05/02 Hartford, CT – Webster Theater
05/03 Buffalo, NY – Waiting Room
05/05 Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection
05/06 St. Louis, MO – Fubar
05/08 Minneapolis, MN – Mill City Nights
05/09 Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theatre
05/10 Colorado Springs, CO – Black Sheep
05/12 Lawrence, KS – The Granada Theatre
05/13 Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
05/14 Bloomington, IL – The Castle Theatre

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