Hawthorne Heights will be joining Motion City Soundtrack on their Commit this to Memory tenth anniversary tour, but before the band could embark on the joys of touring, they first had to say good-bye to a significant member of the group.
Taking to Facebook earlier in the day, the Ohio-based band revealed that longtime guitarist and backing vocalist, Micah Carli had decided to leave the band and pursue a “personal venture.” The post is very light on the subject of Carli’s departure, deciding to spend more time on all the good things coming fans’ way this year including new music and more touring; everything showing that they are “more committed than ever to you [the fans].”
This departure comes over six months after another founding member of the band, drummer Eron Bucciarelli, decided to leave the band.
Check out their post below.
“BUSY TIMES AND BUSY LIVES AHEAD in the land of HAWTHORNE HEIGHTS. While we are very eager and energized by all of the touring and new music we are creating for the FUTURE of Hawthorne Heights, we must say goodbye to a significant portion of our past. We would like to wish Micah the absolute best as he takes leave from Hawthorne Heights in pursuit of other personal ventures. TO OUR FANS, PLEASE KNOW THAT WHILE WE ARE SAD TO SEE HIM GO, WE ARE MORE COMMITTED THAN EVER TO YOU.
We are excited for THE STRIPPED DOWN TO THE BONE TOUR, our 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF TSIBAW CANADIAN TOUR, wonderful upcoming shows with good friends MOTION CITY SOUNDTRACK, and the various shows we have planned in between our time in the recording studio. We absolutely cannot wait for you to hear our new recorded music. We are working feverishly to finish up our 3rd EP in the HATE, HOPE, ____ series, a new full length, and our first ever series of cover songs. 2015 is going to be a busy year for Hawthorne Heights, and our fans. For being with us for the last 10 years, you deserve the absolute best…and we will work our hardest to give you everything we can. We hope to see you at the shows…and as alway, come say hello at the merch table. We will always be around.
Love JT, Matt, Mark, and Poppy.”
Hawthorne Heights’ last studio album was 2013’s Zero which will mean that the released of this three-part series would be the first set of new tracks in two years.