Jordan Buckley Announces Every Time I Die Breakup
Every Time I Die guitarist Jordan Buckley took his official Twitter account to announce that the band members decided to part their ways. Considering the problems they had over a few months, the breakup doesn’t seem like a big surprise.
Every Time I Die was formed in 1998 and Jordan Buckley is one of the co-founders of the band. They released their debut studio album, ‘Last Night in Town,’ in 2001. The band reflected their influences from heavy metal and rock into their music. They released their ninth and final studio album, ‘Radical,’ on October 22, 2021.
On December 4, 2021, the band’s lead vocalist Keith Buckley announced that he would take a mental health break from the band while they were touring in North America. The band stated that they would finish the tour without him but later on, the remaining shows were canceled due to the pandemic.
The band had already planned a tour in the UK between January 27 and February 5 in support of the new album. However, they had to cancel it again due to the uncertainties about the COVID-19 restrictions. The band members had announced that they would be trying to solve their problems with Keith privately and then, they performed together in their annual ‘Tid the Season’ event on December 11, 2021.
However, it seems like they couldn’t come to an agreement to continue as a band. In his recent tweet, Jordan Buckley shared a joint statement and attached a picture from their last show together. Apparently, they couldn’t have any direct communication with Keith Buckley since then. Jordan made it clear that they don’t want a lineup change so they won’t be continuing without Keith. He expressed his great sadness over the band’s breakup and thanked all the fans for their endless support.
Here is the band members’ joint statement:
“Andy, Jordan, Steve, and Goose’s last show with Every Time I Die was on Dec 11, 2021. While we hoped to come to an agreed-upon legal statement that outlined the truth, we were informed today of something planned to be released not mutually agreed upon that consists of inaccuracies and controls a narrative to benefit one.
There has been no direct communication with Keith because it’s either impossible for direct communication with him solely or we’ve been cut off to any and all communication by him himself. Every Time I Die was these 5 members, and we were never budging or accepting any changes. Simply, there is zero truth about the band continuing on with a new singer.
Lastly, we wouldn’t be where we are today without every single person that’s backed the band in any and all ways. While we’re extremely disappointed in how this was played out online in front of you, your support and the memories we have because of you all will always be cherished.
See you soon.
Andy, Jordan, Steve & Goose”
You can check out the tweet below.
— jordan buckley (@JordanETID) January 17, 2022