Motionless In White - Angelo ©Henry Chung 2011

Long-time Motionless In White drummer (and co-founder) Angelo Parente has just announced that after 8 years behind the kit, he is parting ways with the band. He cites the band’s nonstop touring as his reason for the departure. The band has been on the road since the release of Creatures (2010) and even wrote and recorded much their recent release Infamous (2012) while on the road. He released this statement:

“To my friends, family, and all the amazing Motionless In White fans, this is very hard to say, and I’m sure it will hit me harder soon, but I will no longer be in the band. This decision did not just all of sudden happen. After doing this since I was 17, the nonstop touring, and everything else that comes with the life of a musician, has finally caught up with me. It has affected me mentally and physically and it’s to a point where the best thing for the rest of the band and myself would be for me to call it quits. Please know that the band and I are on good terms, best of friends and I love them all very much. No matter what, I would not give up what I have been through and experienced with the band. It has been the best years of my life. I got to travel the world with my best friends almost every day. I have met so many great people along the way and made many friends I will never forget. I will miss you all. Not seeing the guys in the band will be tough to get use to, but I wish them the best of luck. Motionless In White has so much in store for you all, so please continue to support them to the fullest. I’m not sure what’s in store for my future, but right now I need to be home and breathe. Get myself together and figure it out. Please make sure to stay in touch. You know where to find me online and its a lot of fun sharing what I do with everyone throughout my life. Whether it’s my art, food, dog, clothing designs, etc., you guys give your opinion and I’m grateful to have that. I am truly sorry to all that I have let down. Thanks for the constant support you have given me over the years, I will never forget it.”

-Angelo

All previously scheduled shows will still go on as planned. The band will be on the “The Don’t Pray For Us Tour” with Asking Alexandria, Whitechapel, Chimaira, and I Killed The Prom Queen.

Don't Pray For Us Tour

4/19 – Wichita, KS @ The Cotilion
4/21 – Lubbock, TX @ FMX Purple Spot Show
4/23 – New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
4/25 – Tallahassee, FL @ The Moon
4/26 – Chattanooga, TN @ Track 29
4/27 – Jacksonville, FL @ Welcome to Rockville
4/28 – Tampa, FL @ The Ritz (NO MIW)
4/30 – Birmingham, AL @ Bessemer Civic Center
5/01 – Norfolk, VA @ The Norva
5/03 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Ice Garden Arena
5/04 – Charlotte, NC @ Carolina Rebellion
5/05 – Richmond, VA @ The National
5/07 – Long Island, NY @ The Paramount
5/08 – Stroudsburg, PA @ Sherman Theatre
5/10 – Des Moines, IA @ KAZR Lazer Fest
5/11 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
5/12 – Minneapolis, MN @ Epic
5/14 – Omaha, NE @ Sokol Auditorium
5/15 – Kansas City, MO @ Granada Theater
5/17 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
5/18 – Columbus, OH @ Rock On The Range
5/25 – Pryor, OK @ Rocklahoma

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