Allegaeon vocalist and one of the band's founding members in 2008 Ezra Haynes has departed from the group over the weekend. Usually it sucks to simply lose a member, but it sucks even more that the band lost Haynes right on the brink of its tour with Act Of Defiance! The band, as well as Haynes, seem to be pretty amicable about the whole thing. Here's what the band had to say!
It is with a heavy heart that we announce that we have parted ways with our vocalist and brother Ezra Haynes. Lineup changes suck for the fans, and even more so for the band. He is still a very dear friend to us and we wish him the best with his future projects. That being said we're very excited to embark on this tour with Act Of Defiance.
Our good friend Riley McShane (Son of Aurelius/Inanimate Existence/Continuum) will be filling in on tour. As always come rage with us!!! HAIL SCIENCE!
Then here's what Ezra had to add.
Hi there luvs,
There is no easy way to say this: I am no longer a member of Allegaeon. At the moment there are some things that require my full undivided attention. With that being said, I wish Stancey pants, Greggoroth, B-Park the marksman (You guys better start calling him that) and Coco Malone the best of luck and great success, they deserve it more than anyone I know! The most important thing to me is that the fans understand truly how much I love and adore them. I’ve met literally thousands of amazing human beings over the last 7 years. You guys and gals are incredible and thank you for your ongoing support!
Will I continue music in the future? Most definitely, I am looking for projects, so feel free to contact me.
Please be sure to catch Allegaeon on their upcoming tour with Act of Defiance, I can tell you from 1st hand experience that this will be one of the best live shows of 2015.
On that note:
and most importantly…
McShane has a pretty solid track record of being great, so good on 'em! Here are the tour dates that you can high five McShane and the band at… probably.
10/22 Las Vegas, NV Count's Vamp'd
10/23 Mesa, AZ Club Red
10/24 San Diego Brick By Brick
10/25 Reno, NV Psychedelic Ballroom
10/28 Salt Lake City, UT Area 51
10/29 Greeley, CO Moxi Theater *Allegaeon ONLY
10/30 Denver, CO Marquis
10/31 Merriam, KS Aftershock
11/01 St. Louis, MO Fubar
11/03 Danville, IL Vintage Villains
11/04 Chicago, IL Cobra Lounge
11/05 Westland, MI Token Lounge
11/06 Lakewood, OH The Foundry
11/08 Rochester, NY TBA
11/09 Toronto, ON Mod Club
11/11 Montreal, QB Petit Campus
11/13 Brooklyn, NY Saint Vitus
11/14 Holyoke, MA Waterfront Tavern
11/15 Providence, RI Fete Ballroom (Providence Metal Fest)
11/16 Trenton, NJ Championships
11/18 Winston-Salem, NC Ziggys
11/19 Wilmington, NC Ziggys by the Sea
11/20 Raleigh, NC Drunk Horse
11/22 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
11/29 Fort Worth, TX Rail Club
11/30 Austin, TX Dirty Dog
12/01 Houston, TX Scout Bar
12/04 Tucson, AZ The Rock
12/05 Pomona, CA Glass House
So we'll see where this goes.