MONUMENTS Splits With Drummer MIKE MALYAN, Festival Dates Postponed Until 2025

Statues separated from the drummer Mike Malyan. A million drum for Statues between 2010 and 2015, and again between 2019 and today. A million he cites his emotional life as the reason for his departure.

“I have decided to resign Statuesthis time not because of my physical health, but my emotional health,” he wrote A million.

“I love my band, and I love band ambitions, success and everything in between. However, chasing this has made me feel useless at times. I hope you will allow me a moment of your time to explain this in detail.

“I got in touch Statues when I was 17, and it was everything I dreamed of as a child. I was welcomed by members who are truly dedicated and supportive Browne and Mercy the fall of He was silent, one of my favorite bands. We toured the world and made some really sick noise on and off stage. It was really my true calling.

However, the journey I went on with my injuries and with COVID led me to find the joy of different events and the joy of family and family stability. These two things brought me a deeper and more meaningful peace than I could have imagined, as I embraced what I loved about them more. Statues it gave me that.

“I had to come to terms with this, and I really struggled with it for 2 years, even starting to be afraid to hit the road again. For me, leaving this group is like being cut off. one part of me so that others can grow

“However, I cannot speak for your pain, whoever reads this, be it my beloved bandmates or my beloved fans. You all showed me endless support and love when I face the end of the job. I have been really touched every time you ask me how I am and wish me health and happiness, especially because I am log in again.

“So this is my apology to all of you, where I am rescinding this decision and direction to allow you to continue to find what we have achieved together.

“And this is a very difficult part, because I know that the level that we hit together is much higher than I expected. I really got to be on the darn best team that I could ever hope to be on. part of it.

“But there’s no argument to be made against the deep regret I had at the fact of steering the ship, making it happen, and going all the time to do it. I I was nervous about the next round as my colleagues were getting more and more excited, and I realized it was time to go.

“I don’t know exactly what the future holds, but for now, I will continue to go where the work takes me, where the possibility of performance and the nature of time becomes a reality. I want to expose myself to the beauty of ts That process with many other musicians, while managing my schedule and commitments, to make sure I don’t bite off more than I can in the future.

“For Statues, and the passion to pursue the sounds that unite us all, I hope you will continue to support Browne, Andy and Werner in their continued journey. I believe in all the things left for the team to say, and I will be there cheering them on with all of you.

“Thank you for reading, I am eternally grateful to you all, and I hope to see as many of you in my future endeavors as possible.”

Statues released their statement, saying they will play their North American tour as well The leper and Fight the Warbut they have postponed all their festival dates until 2025.

“After many tours, great memories, and many great songs written, it is with heavy hearts that we must announce the passing of our great friend and drummer. Mike Malyan.

Mike had Statues from the early days of the band and we are forever grateful to have had the opportunity to create and play music with him.

“Through all the highs and lows, MikeHis unwavering dedication of body, talent, and spirit has shone as a beacon of inspiration to us all. We will never forget the love, dedication and sacrifice he made for us and our beloved supporters.

“While the group lifestyle can be fun and fulfilling, naturally our lifestyles vary and change over time. We are fully supportive. MikeA decision to resign and put his family’s life and well-being first. From the bottom of our hearts, we love you Mikey, thank you for everything.

“Because of this, our summer festival plans have been postponed to 2025. We will take this time to measure, write, and focus on the next chapter of Statues. Our upcoming US/Canada tour and The leper and Fight the War will continue fully as planned. More on that later.”

Statues, The leperand Fight the War it will hit the road in September. Get your tickets here.

9/4 Nashville, TN Eastside Bowl
9/5 Atlanta, GA Progpower USA
9/6 Charlotte, NC The Underground
9/7 Baltimore, MD Rams Head Live!
9/8 McKees Rocks, PA Roxian Theater
9/10 Buffalo, NY Town Ballroom
9/11 Toronto, AT Opera House
9/12 Montreal, QC Beanfield Theatre
9/13 New York, NY Webster Hall
9/14 Cambridge, MA The Sinclair
9/15 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer
9/17 Pontiac, MI The Crowfoot Ballroom
9/18 Cleveland, OH House of Blues
9/19 Chicago, IL Metro
9/20 Madison, WI Majestic Theater
9/21 Minneapolis, MN The Lyric at Skyway Theater
9/23 Englewood, CO Gothic Theater
9/24 Salt Lake City, UT Soundwell
9/26 San Francisco, CA August Hall
9/27 Anaheim, CA House of Blues
9/28 Mesa, AZ The Nile Theater Underground
9/30 Dallas, TX Granada Theater
10/1 Austin, TX Mohawk
10/2 Houston, TX White Oak Music Hall
10/4 Orlando, FL The Plaza Live
10/5 Fort Lauderdale, FL Revolution

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