BLACK VEIL BRIDES singer Andy Biersack has shot down reports that the band is breaking up.
News of the BVB splitting up was first mentioned by Ashley Purdy on a since-deleted “Another FN Podcast” episode, where the BLACK VEIL BRIDES bassist told fans that the forthcoming Vans Warped Tour dates will be “the last time” to see the band.
“We are going to do eight dates through the southern California area,” Ashley reportedly said. “That is where you are going to see BLACK VEIL BRIDES for the last time ever in your entire lives. So, you better fucking go, because that’s gonna be it.”
Purdy‘s comments appeared to fly in the face of BLACK VEIL BRIDES‘ posted touring itinerary, which includes a performance at the Aftershock festival in Sacramento, California, on October 14.
Biersack, responding exclusively to AltPress, said that he was unaware of any impending breakup.
“This is the first I’ve heard of any ‘breakup,'” he said. “As far as I know, there are no plans to end the band after Warped. Or, at least if there were, I was not made aware of them. We are in the early stages of work on a big 10-year retrospective release. And my personal focus as it relates to BVB are on that and these upcoming Warped Tour shows.”
Biersack also addressed Purdy‘s comments regarding new, upcoming projects from BVB members once the band completes the Vans Warped Tour shows, explaining that those have traditionally never gotten in the way of BLACK VEIL BRIDES‘ touring and recording activities in the past.
“I would also like to add that any additional musical projects from any of the members of BVB will always be encouraged, and while I was aware that there was interest in starting something new from some of the members, similar to my ANDY BLACK side project or Jake‘s band AELONIA, I was unaware that there was a plan to end the band entirely and therefore I can’t comment on it,” he said.