This Saturday will mark one week since Miss May I fan, Alberto Scott passed away following the band’s show at the Beacon in New York. After attending ths concert, Scott reportedly collapse outside the venue, not making it.
A few days after the event, the band released a statement about his passing and just last night, they released another one, more lengthy one.
The full statememt can be read below, though the only part of the statement that could have been left out, in many people’s opinions and our own, is the part about Rise of the Lion‘s Billboard chart placement, even if they do dedicate it to Scott and fans like him who made it possible.
“Hey everyone, apologies for the radio silence these last couple of days. After what happened we’ve all taken some time to reflect but we had to speak up today to give our heartfelt thanks.
First and foremost, to those who’ve reached out to offer their sympathies or who’ve kept Alberto and his family in their thoughts and prayers. In particular to all those who donated to his family; after only a few days they have almost reached their fundraising goal. If you can spare any amount, no matter how small, it will be greatly appreciated. You can do so here .
We’re also looking into an auction. Something unique from the band will be listed online in the coming weeks; with the proceeds to go to Alberto’s family also. More news on that very soon.
Lastly, we just got the news today that Rise Of The Lion charted at number 21 in the Billboard Chart. We couldn’t be more appreciative for each and every one of you who made this happen for us. Every track on the new record was written with our fans in mind and, after the events this week, it’s been an extremely emotional few days. With that in mind, we’d like to dedicate this to the memory of Alberto.
Levi, Ryan, Justin, BJ & Jerod x”