Every Time I Die + Former Drummer Daniel Davison Issue Statements on Exit
This past week it was revealed that Every Time I Die had undergone a lineup change, with drummer Clayton "Goose" Holyoak playing his first show with the band after taking over for Daniel Davison. While the band made the switch known during their performance in Portland, Maine and Holyoak later confirmed the move on social media, neither Davison nor the band had spoken about the switch until issuing statements that appeared later in the week.
Davison revealed in his posting that his leaving the band came of his own volition and was something that the group had been aware was coming. He left amicably and his statement on the matter can be read below.
As some of you may have already heard, I am no longer playing drums in ETID. On the recent tour with TBS I let the guys know that it would be my last tour. It wasn’t an easy decision, as I absolutely loved playing and creating music with them, however the amount of touring wasn’t sustainable for me anymore. So after much consideration, I felt it was best that I move on. It was an extremely amicable exit – I’m happy for the future of ETID and I am excited about starting a new chapter for myself.
I’ll never forget the incredible experiences that made up my time in ETID. The shows were absolutely unbelievable, life giving. The time spent writing and recording LOW TEENS together was one of the most prolific, focused, and enjoyable experiences that I’ve ever had as a musician. I’m very grateful for my time spent with Andy, Jordan, Steve, and Keith – I love and respect them all very much as people and musicians and I wish them the best. Thank you so much to all of you who have supported ETID – past, present, and future – it truly doesn’t go unnoticed.
May the inimitable force that is Every Time I Die continue to move forward strong.
The band also offered their say on the matter, and their statement about Davison's exit and Goose's addition can be read below:
Daniel‘s time with ETID was the greatest time in its long history. that is not a coincidence. replacing him won’t be easy but nothing we do ever is. please check out @ddavison for his full statement. thank you for being a friend, Daniel. we travelled down the road and back again. your heart is true. you’re a pal and a confidant.
currently, drumming duties are being handled by a man called Goose (formerly of NJ and FBTMOF). with only 4 days notice he flew out to us and learned 17 songs. if you’re seeing us on our Canadian tour, know it only happened because of his insanely hard work and sacrifice.
In his post earlier this week, Holyoak revealed the whirlwind process of joining the band, explaining that within a week he left San Diego where he was writing with some friends to Buffalo where he learned 17 songs in the four days he had before the tour started.
The group is currently on tour with a wealth of their dates taking place in Canada and the northern U.S. They'll head to the U.K. and Europe for shows in November. See all of their scheduled stops here.
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