Motionless in White made a pretty big announcement today. As they are preparing for a tour and an album release, they also are losing a member. Josh Balz, the band's keyboardist, has announced his departure. He is leaving on good terms though, please be sure to read his statement and theirs below!
Motionless In White posted their statement on their Facebook, and Josh shared his on Twitter.
He's very clearly learned a lot and we're very happy for his happiness. Motionless in White seems to feel the same!
" MIW fans,
As of today, we regret to announce that after 10 years of time spent with the band, through the highest of highs and lowest of lows, Josh Balz will be departing from Motionless In White.
After many discussions and time spent searching within himself over the past year, Josh has come upon many discoveries of who he now is as a person, and what is truly important to him regarding his future. We respect and whole heartedly understand his decision, and while we are sad to see him go, wish him nothing but great things in the future with his family and pursuing his new dreams and business endeavors. For more information from Josh directly, please visit his twitter @Joshbalz.
Regarding our touring schedule, we will be performing on the rapidly approaching “The End Is Here Tour” exactly as planned, now with a keyboardist to fill in. We will also be playing every show around the globe that we have announced thus far and continuing to tour strongly onward after what has previously been announced.
Regarding our new upcoming record, “Graveyard Shift”, everything is also still exactly as planned, and will be releasing this year on Roadrunner Records.
Thank you, Josh, for your years of dedication in helping MIW become something we only dreamt of being when the band started. It has truly been a pleasure to have shared the road with you and to have so many amazing stories and memories to look back on through it all. You will be missed.
Fans are sad to see him go, as is the band but he's clearly doing this for good reasons. As for the band contiuning on, as they said, they're still moving on and clearly have his blessing.
Motionless In White embarks on their The End is Here tour with Falling In Reverse this Friday -Friday the 13th, no less! You can also catch them at several festivals coming up this spring such as Welcome To Rockville, Fort Rock, Carolina Rebellion, Northern Invasion, and Rock On The Range! For more information, please visit MIW's official website or the respective festival websites.
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