Hey guys, we’ve got some major news to break today concerning our line up, we’ve been dealing with it for a week or so and now it’s time we let you all know in our own words.
Recently Damian applied and was accepted to University! It’s a dream course for him & something he’s wanted to do for a long time, so we’re absolutely over the moon for him.
Unfortunately however, this means that after September, he’ll no longer be able to play his part in Shadows full time.
We met last week to talk everything over & whilst it’s a heartbreaking situation that Dai won’t be continuing with us on our journey, we need to keep going as a full time outfit, keep playing the shows, writing the songs, meeting all of you and living our dreams out on the road.
You guys will still be able to catch him smashing the fuck out of stages with us until September, at which point, unfortunately we’ll have to say goodbye to him!
We are all still the best of friends, we have a very close, unique bond and that’s never going to change. We love and wish him all the best with his studies and hope that all of you will come out to his last shows with us and send him off the way he deserves!
We know this will be a shock to a lot of you as it was to us at first.
Rest assured, Shadows is still going strong.
We are writing the best material we’ve ever put together and you will be able to hear some of it very soon. We’re keeping all our commitments and we should have some really exciting tour news for you in coming weeks!
As far as our search for a new guitarist goes, it’s starting now & we’ll let you know in the next couple of days when we know where we’re at! If you think you might be suitable, keep your eyes on our pages for an update!
Until then – we love you all, without you guys, Shadows is nothing - so thank you for being the best fans in the world, sharing our journey and sticking by us through everything!
Trey, Danny, Matt, Danny
A few words from Damian:
I just want to say a couple of things about my reasons for leaving. First off, this decision has by no means been easy. For the past 2 years I’ve had the time of my life with four of my best friends, I’ve been halfway round the world and met some amazing people. However, certain opportunities don’t come around too often, priorities change and my decision means that come September I will not be able to carry on with the commitments that being in a full time band demands.
I just want to say cheers to Trey, Danny, Danny & Matt for making the past 2 years the most incredible experience ever, I’ve been extremely lucky to have shared some of the most ridiculous & exhilarating times with these guys. I’d also like to thank everyone who’s worked with us and helped us out along the way. Most importantly, though, I want to thank all of you for being the most amazing fans and for showing so much support. Shadows Chasing Ghosts would be nowhere without you guys! So please keep supporting them, keep giving them the love they deserve, and look after my boys for me!