"Looking ahead, all scheduled As It Is shows will go ahead."
As It Is have released a statement regarding the departure of their guitarist Andy Westhead.
"We are very sorry not to have updated you all on this development" the band explain.
"Feelings and differences had been building up for at least a year; we tried to deal with these issues between all five of us, but sadly there were no improvements, and so it came to this point."
"We met up with Andy in person in August to let him know what the four of us had discussed and the reasons behind it. It was truly a very difficult conversation, but we felt it was the right and respectful thing to do, because Andy has been there since the start alongside the rest of us."
"We hope that you all can respect the collective privacy of all 5 of us, and that no-one will seek to dramatise this matter further."
"Looking ahead, all scheduled As It Is shows will go ahead and we will be continuing as a four-piece indefinitely, in one form or another."
You can read the full statement below:
As It Is are currently on tour with Neck Deep, Real Friends and Woes. Here are the dates:
09 - NOTTINGHAM Rock City
11 - NORWICH UEA
12 - CARDIFF Great Hall
13 - LONDON Brixton Academy
14 - MANCHESTER Apollo