A Day To Remember Lose Guitarist2009-06-04 by Slimjim367 | 31 Comments
|A Day To Remember guitarist Tom Dunney has left the band on amicable terms to be replaced by Kevin Skaff.|
The official statement from the band reads as follows:
"To some of you this may come as a complete shock, and to others it will be nothing more than old news. However, we felt that what we're about to tell you shouldn't be left unsaid. Anyone who came out to see A Day To Remember on our last European tour, or the majority of our tour with The Devil Wears Prada probably noticed that something was different. Tom wasn't with us on our tour in Europe due to a broken wrist, and then was unable to complete the The Devil Wears Prada tour because it hadn't completely healed. Our Friend Kevin Skaff filled in on both tours for us while Tom was healing up at home. Here's the real juice...before Tom's injuries forced him to leave the Prada tour, it was known that Tom was looking to settle down, focus on his recording studio, get married, and prepare to start a family sometime soon. When it was decided that Tom was leaving the tour due to his injuries, we also discussed his passion to continue being in the band. He told us he no longer had the drive to tour anymore. We all knew that he was genuinely over it, and we all collectively decided that it was best for him to just not be with us anymore. We flew Kevin back out a day later to fill in for the remainder of the tour.
"At the end of the tour we all discussed what we were going to do about a new guitarist, and decided that Kevin was the man. He's an amazing guitarist, an incredible singer, and fits perfectly into what we're trying to do. His personality meshes so well with the rest of the band. We've become best friends with him in the short time he's been with us, and everyone that's seen him with us knows that our set doesn't suffer due to the change. I know it's going to be hard for everyone to believe that Tom just left the band and that all of us were supportive about it... Hell, I don't believe other bands that say the same exact thing. This was genuinely a mutual move for Tom and A Day To Remember. There is no point in rumors starting due to this formal announcement, because there is no truth to anything other than Tom was done touring and we were ok with that.
"There are no bad feelings. Actually, we all just went to Tom's wedding last week. It was awesome, and we could all tell how excited he is. We're stoked for him, and he's stoked for us. The band is tighter then we've ever been. Tom is still going to be a big part in the writing process, and will remain so as long as we are a band. The music and sound won't change, just the person playing it. We all hope that as fans of the band you can respect Tom and the rest of our decision. I spent almost 6 years in a band with Tom, so I assure you that seeing him go wasn't easy or the way I envisioned things from the start. We just hope that you all will be able to accept this change and move forward with A Day To Remember. Tom wanted to make sure this was added: 'I am still very close with everyone in the band. I am so excited for what the guys are going to do with Kevin. He is a great musician and I wouldn't have had it any other way. I'm excited on what material we all can create when it comes time to write a new record.'"
Tagged: A Day to Remember
Saw this on lambgoat already. Just don't break up before Warped Tour kids.
Is he the fat dude with the fucked up teeth?
Digging: Thank You Scientist - Terraformer
Band is bad, who cares.
The music and sound won't change, just the person playing it.
since when is this good news?
gl in rl
and nothing of value was lost
he's the hideously ugly guy, right?
What PhantomLimb said
haha, they have 2 guitarists? i had no idea!
Digging: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - Dazzle Ships
exactly, terrible band
Hahahaha this looks like a lambgoat thread.
Would need a few more "Van flip"s though.
Anyone in this shitty band leaving is like addition by subtraction
I'm gonna go against the grain here and say that although these guys may not be the epitome of talent or uniqueness, they are a fun band and thus have some worth.
However, this member change will probably make 0% change in their style. Lastly, I would hope their set wouldn't suffer with the new guy, their guitar parts aren't exactly challenging to play...
Band rules. This won't affect much though.
hope they use kevin's voice on their next album
This will be a day we won't remember.
horrible band, they should just break up
Scenegirlsdontbang gets the win though.
Hopefully the "amazing guitarist" won't stop them from pumping out the chug chug.
Because it's common knowledge, all the world needs is more breakdowns.
breakdowns cure aids didnt you know
ADTR toured with TDWP? Gross
This may actually be a good thing. Maybe he'll actually write complicated riffs.
a day to remember and complicated riffs?
don't count on it, why would they change a sound that markets so well?!
how did they even need 2 guitarists in the first place?
when ever i need a giggle, you guys always make me lolz.
I hart u 2 Alex.
BaNd Is StIlL f'N gOoD.
i saw them when they had him
Band is kinda like a metalcore/pop holocaust minus the fun
all i know is when people talk shit about bands its cuz they have nothing better in there fucking lifes so ADTR remember is a good band they made it somewere so peeps who are talking there shit about this band need to do something creative with there own fucking live instead of looking down at others who are doing more than what they will ever do - TW3K
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