Escape The Fate is once again having issues keeping band members. They are notorious for such things, but they lost one and gained another back.
Over Facebook, the band announced that they will still be on the Five Finger Death Punch tour that is coming up, but Monte Money will not be on the tour. They said that he left them last minute, and claimed in the comments to questionings fans that he didn't want to do this tour due to the fact that they will not be in a bus this tour. It is uncertain which member of the band said this, or if it is truthful, but it did come from the band's Facebook page directly to fans in the comments of their announcement post. The post itself said the following;
"First and foremost you can be sure that we ARE still doing this five finger death punch tour! so, whats the problem you ask?
well, once again.. for what seems like the 100th time, Monte has refused to tour. he has let us down and left us hangin to find a replacement only a few days before our flights to the first date, this is not the first time we have been stranded without him. we are very upset but still would like to apologize to all of you for his actions. we have been let down just as much as you, the fans, have been let down. Without airing out too much dirty laundry about this (yes, more details will surface very soon) there is something positive coming out of this situation! not only have we found someone more than capable to fill the roll for the road (not a replacement), T.j is going to be moving to rhythm guitar and we are excited to announce that Max Green will be returning to Bass!!! (which would have NEVER been previously possible because someone refused to tour if he was with us) But on a good note, we are all very hyped for this tour and can't wait to see you all! once again we are very sorry to those of you who are upset about this news but our hands are tied on this one, i guess there's just never enough drama with this band, but the show still goes on! Thank you for your support.
-Escape The Fate"
So this is good news for Escape The Fate and bad news all at once. TJ Bell, who has previously been Max's replacement will now be playing in Monte's place, and Max is good. Whether this is all permanent, who knows. The truth will all unfold in due time, and all of it will hopefully be posted here on Immortal Music.
You can catch them on tour with Five Finger Death Punch now through October 20, and then later on with Chiodos and others in Europe. All tour dates are linked below from their Facebook page.
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