Back in June, Allstar Weekend announced that guitarist Nathan Darmody would not be heading out on tour with them during the Summer. There was no word though on if he would return to the band.
Finally, after much speculation, the band made a statement on their twitter that Nathan is no longer a part of the band and they are currently searching for a replacement.
To Our Fans,
Things in life don't always end up exactly how you first planned, hoped, or envisioned. More than anything, we wanted this band to work out with Nathan in it, but as our band progressed, he went on a different path both professionally and personally, and we mutually decided to part ways. We didn't tell you until now because nothing was 100% definite until very recently. The details are between us and Nathan, and while we're sure everyone will ask what happened (for the record, he is happy and healthy), it's a personal matter that needs to stay within the band. Please respect both Nathan and us with this very difficult decision. Most importantly, this doesn't change who we are, the music we play, the passion we put into this band, what we stand for, or our love for our fans.
Eric filled in on guitar only for the summer, and now we will begin our search for a new, permanent member of Allstar Weekend.
We have a new record coming out on September 27th called "All The Way" that we put a ton of heart and soul into, and we can't wait for you to get it. In January & February 2012, we will be headlining a full US tour with select dates in Canada in support of "All The Way." As always, we can't wait to see and meet you.
To all of our fans who stood by us during this difficult transitional period – we want you to know that we love you and thank you for your never-ending support. You are the reason we are here.
Zach, Cameron & Michael
We wish the guys the best of luck in their search for a new member and this new chapter in the band's career. The band's new album, All the Way, hits stores on September 27.