"I was ‘living the dream’ for twelve plus years, but not that I have a family, i’ve realised that my dream has changed."
Blessthefall drummer Matt Traynor has revealed that he is leaving the band.
His last run of shows will be the band's upcoming US tour.
You can read a full statement from Matt below:
"After much time and consideration, I have come to the personal decision to end my time with Blessthefall. The Hard Feeling US tour will be my last.
Making the choice to step away from something that I have been a part of since its origin has been bittersweet. I was ‘living the dream’ for twelve plus years, but not that I have a family, i’ve realised that my dream has changed.
I’m so proud to how far BTF has gone and all the experiences i’ve had. I’ll never forget them.
I’d like to thank Beau, Jared, Eric, Elliot, Craig, Mike, Miles, our management, record labels, my sponsors, all of our crew members - who have been brothers/sisters to me and have shaped me to be who I am today. And of course my wife and family for juggling life around a touring schedule for so long. I’ll forever be grateful.
Lastly, I would like to thank every one of you, who over the years have supported me and this band, BTF would not have been able to withstand the test of time without such an amazing fan base. I hope to see as many of you as possible on my last tour and end my run with a bang."
Matt's last tour kicks off next month with support coming from The Word Alive, Ded, Thousand Below and A War Within.
Check the dates below:
02 - ALBERQUERQUE Launchpad
03 - LUBBOCK Jake's Sport Cafe
04 - DALLAS Trees
05 - SAN ANTONIO Alamo City Music Hall
06 - HOUSTON White Oak Music Hall
07 - PENSACOLA Vinyl Music Hall
08 - TAMPA Orpheum
09 - FT LAUDERDALE Culture Room
11 - ATLANTA Masquerade
12 - GREENSBORO The Blind Tiger
13 - BALTIMORE Baltimore Sound Stage
14 - READING Reverb
15 - PROVIDENCE Met
16 - NEW YORK Gramercy
17 - MONTREAL Fairmount
19 - TORONTO Velvet
20 - PONTIAC Crofoot Ballroom
21 - COLUMBUS A&R Bar
22 - PITTSBURGH Mr. Smalls
23 - CLEVELAND Grog Shop
25 - ST LOUIS Delmar Hall
26 - CHICAGO Bottom Lounge
28 - LAWRENCE Granada Theater
29 - DENVER Bluebird Theater
30 - SALT LAKE CITY Complex
02 - SEATTLE Crocodile
03 - PORTLAND Hawthrone Theatre
04 - BERKELEY Cornerstone
05 - POMONA Glass House
06 - PHOENIX Club Red