Ashley Purdy says that his comments made on the Another FN podcast were taken out of context.
Taking to twitter, Black Veil Brides bassist Ashley Purdy has made a statement clarifying his comments made on a podcast which led many to believe that Black Veil Brides would be disbanding following their run on Warped Tour.
Purdy has defended himself, saying the comments made on the Another FN podcast were taken out of context, and that reports that he was alluding to a band breakup were "reading way more into a story than it actually was".
The comment made on the podcast which led many to believe that the band was breaking up revolved around their appearance at eight dates on Warped Tour, where he said "and that is where you are going to see Black Veil Brides for the last time ever in your entire lives so you better fucking go, because that's gonna be it... you better see us before you don’t see us.”
The podcast has since been taken down.
You can read Purdy's full statement below:
"Just for the record and clarification: And this is expressed in great humour..
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 going 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 it’s entirety before that headline quote of the band breaking up got blown outta proportion, of course for something news worthy 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 is there now cuz you won’t see us there again.’ Lol"
Check out his tweet below:
Black Veil Brides frontman Andy Biersack has also denied all breakup rumours. Speaking to Rock Sound last night in response to the breakup allegations, Andy said "as of right now, there is nothing but agreement from everyone involved that it is not the intention to break up, certainly not after these eight Warped Tour shows."
Andy also revealed that the band recently signed a new record deal, and that there was "never talk of a hiatus".