To the surprise of many Chiodos fans, the band has announced that they have kicked lead-singer Craig Owens out of the band.
Could this just be a bad week for bands? This news comes only a few days after VersaEmerge kicked out their drummer and original member Anthony Martone.
The band released a statement today, regarding Craig Owens:
“To all of our friends, family, and fans: We would like to let you know that we have let Craig Owens go as the singer of Chiodos. This decision was a necessary one. Out of respect for all of the hard work that we have put in together for all of these years we will not be discussing the specific reasons that this needed to happen. We wish Craig well . We will absolutely be continuing on as a band and we will keep you informed as this next chapter unfolds. Chiodos fans are the best fans in the world and all we can ask of you, after everything you have already given us, is to share in our excitement for this next album. We promise you will not be disappointed…………Brad, Jason, Pat, and Matt”
Chiodos just finished an entire summer of Warped Tour, and made obvious by their Myspace name, are working on a new record. We’ll keep you updated on this situation, and who they plan on taking Owen’s spot.