By and large social media is a good thing, specifically in the music world. It's a great way to keep in touch with guys you have may have toured with n the past, let your fans know what's up… or let your band know you're sitting out their next tour without telling them first. Oops! Such is the case with Disturbed / Adrenaline Mob bassist John Moyer, who took to Twitter to post the following statement.
“Thanks to all the Adrenaline Mob fans for the support! Unfortunately I will NOT be joining them on this next run. My best to Mike Orlando , Russell Allen, & Aj Pero. Have a great tour guys!”
Which, again, would have been really nice of him aside from the fact the band had no idea he was sitting out the tour at all up until right then. Of course the band responded!
“We @Adrenalinemob are totally shocked by John Moyer‘s announcement via Twitter today that he will not be touring with us in September. We knew he had some other commitments that might have caused him to possibly pullout but we were hoping to have him on board. Obviously he’s got something else going on. We wish him all the best and he will be missed but AMOB WILL be Doing the shows… We will announce the new Bassist as soon as we have one.. Stay Tuned….”
So hey, if you're going to post an announcement about things you are or are not doing, make sure everyone knows first.
Update: After this story was released out into the wild, Moyer released an update clarifying his status:
Hey guys, I feel like I need to clear something up. Adrenaline Mob has known for weeks that I would not be going with them on this run. I asked them to issue a press release saying so but Amob management said "no need". If I wanted to post it on my page that was fine. That conversation happened over a week ago. Once again…I was told by Amob management to post that I was not going out. I'm very confused by the "shock" of my post. I don't think that management and band were on the same page about my post. Perhaps that was the "shock" they referred to. Unfortunately it also reads as if they didn't know for sure if I was going out. This is definitely NOT the case. Once again, everyone has known for weeks that I was not going out. In fact I wouldn't be surprised to find out that they've already found my fill in and have had some rehearsals with him. My post was for my fans who were assuming I was going to be out with Amob. Out of respect for my fans I asked Amob to please let people know my status. And as I said before Amob management not only cleared me making that post but suggested I do it in lieu of a press release. I would NEVER tell a band that I wasn't going to go out via Twitter. People that know me know that I pride myself on my professionalism even in less than perfect situations. I love the band and the guys and it is unfortunate that this turned into such a "shit show" as they say. As far as moving forward with the band I was hoping to leave the door open for future tours but that may not be possible now. Thanks for letting me clear that up. Peace!