Every Time I Die’s Keith Buckley to Miss Immediate Shows While He Focuses on His Mental Health
SECOND UPDATE: Keith Buckley has now alleged that he’s been “ostracized” by the band since giving up drinking. Read his statement here.
UPDATE: Also ’68 are dropping off the trek due to a positive COVID-19 test. Welcome to touring in 2021.
Every Time I Die have released the following statement:
“Mental Health is a real issue and when not treated has an impact on so many people. Keith needs to take this time to rest and prepare for the holiday shows and we wish him a quick recovery. We also understand that so many of you have been looking forward to these last few shows on our tour. We don’t want to let you down so we’ll be playing these last three shows without a vocalist.
“Like Keith always says ’this mic is your mic.’ So come and help us finish up this tour. Anyone that no longer wants to attend will be given refunds at point of purchase.”
I think I can safely speak for everyone at MetalSucks when I say “Backed 100%.” It’s great that Buckley is taking care of himself, and that he recognizes when he needs to take care of himself. (Also, not that it really makes a different, but Buckley is just such a good dude, I don’t know how you can wish anything but the best for him). Here’s hoping he’s back soon.
In the meantime, I’ll just add that I think you’re a fool if you skip these shows because Buckley isn’t there. Every time I see Every Time I Die, the crowd is singing along at such a level as to actively compete with the band. There will be a raucous good time to be had here, even if the group’s charismatic frontman is absent.
Every Time I Die’s new album, Radical, is out now via Epitaph (order here). Remaining tour dates:
Supporting Underoath next year:
2/18 Dallas, TX Southside Ballroom [tickets]
2/19 Houston, TX Bayou Music Center [tickets]
2/20 San Antonio, TX The Aztec Theatre [tickets]
2/23 Phoenix, AZ The Van Buren [tickets]
2/24 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern [tickets]
2/25 Anaheim, CA House of Blues [tickets]
2/26 San Francisco, CA The Warfield [tickets]
2/28 Seattle, WA Showbox SODO [tickets]
3/1 Vancouver, BC The Vogue Theater [tickets]
3/2 Spokane, WA Knitting Factory [tickets]
3/4 Salt Lake City, UT The Complex [tickets]
3/5 Denver, CO The Ogden Theatre [tickets]
3/7 Minneapolis, MN The Fillmore [tickets]
3/8 Chicago, IL Radius [tickets]
3/9 Detroit, MI The Fillmore [tickets]
3/11 Toronto, ON History [tickets]
3/12 Cleveland, OH Agora [tickets]
3/13 Wallingford, CT The Dome [tickets]
3/14 Boston, MA House of Blues [tickets]
3/15 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE [tickets]
3/17 Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Steel [tickets]
3/18 Silver Spring, MD The Fillmore [tickets]
3/19 Philadelphia, PA The Fillmore [tickets]
3/20 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom [tickets]
3/22 Cincinnati, OH ICON [tickets]
3/23 Charlotte, NC The Fillmore [tickets]
3/25 Atlanta, GA Tabernacle [tickets]