A few hours ago, Story Of The Year made a few announcements on their Facebook page. They took the time to talk to their fans about the future of the band, Adam’s departure, and the reality that they deal with every day. The music industry changed and they struggled to change with it. They have decided how the band is going to move forward without having to struggle to get by. They announced that they are working on a new album and will continue to play shows whenever they want/can.
Here’s a bit of what they had to say but it would be best to head over to their Facebook page and read the whole thing yourself:
“If this were 15 years ago, we would have no choice but to hang it up. But we don’t have to, and we’re not. We are going to make records that we want to make, and play shows that we want to play. And in between we will do other things. SOTY will go on, because our band rules! There is no more pressure. It’s going to be just like it was when we were 15, and we played & recorded music for the simple love and joy of it. And then we’ll play some shows. Play a festival in Belgium or South Korea. Do a little Japan tour. Play solid USA markets. Spend a week in Australia. What we won’t do is spend 13 months a year on the road away from our families just to scrape by, stressed the fuck out because if we don’t have that magical song then we’ll be dropped from the label. No more of that. We are working class musicians, changing our business model. “
SOTY invites fans to join them for “Three Nights of Rock”. December 3rd at The Blue Note in Columbia, Mo, December 4th at The Bottom Lounge in Chicago, IL, and a third show on December 5th that is still TBA.