When Black Veil Brides bassist Ashley Purdy participated in the now deleted episode of Another FN Podcast, we and other outlets thought a comment he stated implied the band were breaking up. Earlier today, frontman Andy Biersack denied these rumors and now, Purdy has shared an official statement regarding his comments.
“Just for the record and clarification: And this is expressed in great humor..
I never once said, “the band is breaking up”, as news outlets used as their headline to click bait you basically into reading way more into a story than it actually was.
The miss information came from a podcast that i was doing with a fellow musician and another industry colleague where we we’re just having a discussion about music and laughing and having a good time.
It was basically a friendly discussion and less of an interview but when someone did ask what’s on the horizon for Black Veil Brides the honest answer is still the same.
We have eight shows left on the Final Warped Tour ever, so again, yes, that’s the last time you’ll see us play there, and again, come see us now as this will be the last time. See the context.
We have one festival show out in October and that’s it, so yeah thats all thats on the calendar and that’s kind of how all of that got taken out of context.
Very few listened to the entire podcast in its entirety before that headline quote of the band breaking up got blown outta proportion, of course for something newsworthy it played into the dramatic.
But honestly, it was a lighthearted and fun discussion that one news outlet just writes Ashley says “the band is breaking up” and then so on and so forth everyone just takes that and runs with it again, out of context from the entire discussion and not the literal words i’ve ever said.
Anyhow, Day 1 of Warped and we’re all excitedly looking forward to performing for you all. ‘See us now cuz you won’t see us there again.’ Lol”
— ☆ ☆ (@AshleyPurdy) June 21, 2018
Given the fact that this is the final Warped Tour, there is a lot of truth that his comment was taken out of context since yes, this will be the last time the band will ever perform at that festival. We did mention how this rumor seemed far-fetched since the group released their new album at the beginning of this year. Hopefully, the next update from the group will be about a new album or tour.