Issues has announced that they are officially disbanding after the three shows they’ve announced below. The band has been quiet as of late since parting ways with vocalist Tyler Carter in 2020 amidst sexual assault and misconduct allegations made against him. Every since the band has found themselves in various positions. Bassist Skyler Acord has been playing live with Twenty One Pilots, Adrian “AJ” Rebollo has been playing guitar live with Bad Wolves, and drummer Josh Manuel has been playing with Kane Brown and Bilmuri.
The band released the following statement regarding the band breaking up:
“Issues has been a central figure in our lives since 2012. We’ve played countless shows, toured almost every continent, met thousands of people, and made so many friends in our peers and travel companions. The importance of this band to our lives cannot be over stated. So many of you were right there with us.
2020 hit us as hard as it could possibly hit a band. Tours canceled after we paid the deposits, new album cycle cut short, and the last any of you guys heard from us was when we fired our singer. All of these were incredibly traumatic experiences, not only for us, but also the fans to whom our music means the most. Life changed for the three of us after 2020 in significant ways that made making Issues our full time job impossible, but it doesn’t feel right to end our story in tragedy. We feel very strongly that the legacy we want to leave be a positive one.
These shows are the final chapter in a long history of pushing the limits of composition, musicianship, and culture in every way we could. We want them to contextualize our body of work over the controversy and member changes and gossip and bullshit and to stand as a monument to the 3 real muffuckas still standing, the music we’re so proud of, and the fans still with us. If this band has ever meant anything to you we want you to be proud of being a part of this too. Proud of the gigs you’ve seen, the tattoos you got, the friends you made. So we’re putting this shit to bed in true Issues fashion. Very, very loudly.”
The final shows are:
01/19 Anaheim, CA – House Of Blues
01/20 Chicago, IL – House of Blues
01/27 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade