Watch Asking Alexandria’s first show with Danny Worsnop

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It’s only been a few days since Asking Alexandria announced the departure of former vocalist Denis Stoff and the return of original vocalist Danny Worsnop. Now, it looks like fans from around the world have been given a chance to see the group’s first show after welcoming Worsnop back to the lineup. On Tuesday (Oct. 25), the British band kicked off Sumerian Records’ “10 Years of the Black” tour at the Showbox SoDo in Seattle.

It being Worsnop’s first show with the band in almost two years, it was only logical that audience members at the event would record videos of the show. Thanks to those fans, videos of the group performing can be found on YouTube. Some of those clips include live versions of “Welcome” from 2011’s Reckless & Relentless and “Moving On” from 2013’s From Death to Destiny.

Last week, Asking Alexandria guitarist Ben Bruce posted a Facebook live video in which he addressed that Stoff had departed the band. In the same video, he revealed that he had been talking with Worsnop for a bit, which resulted in him asking the former singer if he would be interested in returning to the group. As evident by the video, Worsnop agreed to fill in the vacant spot during the band’s fall tour. If that wasn’t enough, it was reported that the group has already recorded a brand new song with the former/not-former frontman.

Asking Alexandria just kicked off their “10 Years in the Black” tour with Born of Osiris, I See Stars, After the Burial, Upon A Burning Body, and Bad Omens. Tonight (Oct. 26), the tour takes a one-night break before hitting The Knitting Factory on Spokane, WA tomorrow (Oct. 27) evening. The complete list of tour dates can be found here.

Former Asking Alexandria frontman officially returns to band

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In a shocking update, Asking Alexandria has announced that former frontman Danny Worsnop has returned to the band, replacing Denis Stoff. On Friday (Oct. 21), founding member/guitarist Ben Bruce made the revelation in an eight-and-a-half minute clip. About a minute into the Facebook live video, Bruce confirms that the band, and Stoff, had departed ways; barely two years after the Make Me Famous singer joined the group. Bruce explains that the band did not kick Stoff out, but rather, the former singer just stopped speaking to them all together.

“Basically, to a cut a long story short, we didn’t kick Denis out of the band. He just stopped talking to us,” Bruce explains in the clip. “Everything seemed fine and then he just stopped responding. I texted him a bunch, loads of emails back and forth, no response whatsoever.”

As the video continues, we hear Bruce’s side of the story as well as if he regretted adding Stoff to the lineup for the year and a half that he was with them. “Do I regret the last year and a half I spent touring the world with Denis? Absolutely not. Do I regret releasing and writing The Black? Absolutely not. Do I go back on anything I said? Absolutely not. The Black was a very honest and open record and that is I felt at the time, how we all felt at the time. We’ve moved on, we’ve moved upwards. I’m not gonna sit here and talk shit on Denis, he came into this band and he was amazing for us at the time. We had a blast with him, we had the best time ever.”

But one good thing came out of Stoff’s not-so-sublte departure; original singer Worsnop and the rest of the guys of Asking Alexandria have buried the hatchet. Last month, Worsnop had teased posted on social media that he was on his way to visit Bruce and From First To Last’s Matt Good to “maybe play a little music.”

“Obviously over the last sort of few months we’ve rekindled our relationship with Danny and what happened in the past sucked and it hurt us, obviously I said things and Danny has said things—that happens,” says Bruce in the video. “It was in the past and it was shit. But at the end of the day, we’ve been best friends for a decade and that’s why this is the move that’s right for us. Right for us as a band. Right for us as people and friends and right for us as Asking Alexandria. This is full circle. This is right back where we started and why we started the band.”

Worsnop left the band in early 2015 when he decided “to pursue other musical interests” in the form of his band We Are Harlot. Shortly after Worsnop’s departure, the remaining members enlisted Stoff to take over vocals for not only their live shows, but also for their recently released record, The Black.

Bruce’s Facebook live stream can currently be viewed here, while the complete transcript of the video, courtesy of The PRP, can be found here. Asking Alexandria is set to hit the road for Sumerian Records’ “10 Years of the Black” tour. The British band will travel across the country with Born of Osiris, I See Stars, After the Burial, Upon A Burning Body, and Bad Omens. The trek will kick off on Oct. 25 at the Showbox Sodo in Seattle and wrap up on Dec. 6 at Livewire in Scottsdale, Ariz. The complete list of tour dates can be seen below.

SUMERIAN RECORDS’ 10 YEARS OF THE BLACK TOUR

10/25 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox Sodo
10/27 – Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
10/28 – Boise, ID  @ Knitting Factory
10/29 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
10/31 – Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
11/01 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
11/04 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre
11/06 – Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
11/07 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix
11/09 – Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom
11/10 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Electric Factory
11/12 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
11/13 – Portland, ME @ State Theatre
11/14 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
11/15 – Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
11/16 – Baltimore, MD @ Ram’s Head Live
11/18 – Norfolk, VA @ NorVa Theatre
11/19 – Charlotte, NC @ Amos Southend
11/20 – Orlando, FL @ The Plaza Live
11/21 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution Live
11/23 – Tampa, FL @ The Ritz
11/25 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
11/26 – Corpus Christi, TX @ Concrete Street Amphitheater
11/27 – Dallas, TX @ The Bomb Factory
11/28 – Lubbock, TX @ Lonestar Pavilion
11/29 – Albuquerque, NM @ El Rey Theater
12/01 – Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl
12/02 – San Diego, CA @ SOMA
12/03 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
12/04 – San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom
12/06 – Scottsdale, AZ @ Livewire

Listen to We Are Harlot’s (Ex-Asking Alexandria Frontman) New Song

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When Asking Alexandria revealed that longtime frontman Danny Worsnop was no longer in the band, fans started to freak out and wondering what would become of their beloved band (spoiler: nothing; they’re still going).

Worsnop had sent a message to fans advising them that his side project, We Are Harlot would now become his sole priority.

Now, over a month since the breaking news, Worsnop and the rest of We Are Harlot have released their second song from their upcoming record; a track titled “Never Turn Back.”

Listen to the new tune below.

“Never Turn Back” will join previously released single, “The One” on the band’s self-titled debut set to be released on March 31 through Roadrunner Records.

As for the band that he fronted since 2008, Asking Alexandria confirmed quickly after Worsnop’s departure was made public that they would be heading out on the Van Warped Tour this Summer though they had to confirm a replacement vocalist.

They did reassure fans that by the time they hit the road, they would have an official singer to replace Worsnop. So far, no official replacement announcement has been made.

Asking Alexandria Issue Statement About Frontman’s Departure

Several hours after former Asking Alexandria frontman Danny Worsnop announced he had left the band he fronted since 2008, the rest of the band members, more specifically guitarist and founding member Ben Bruce has spoken out about Worsnop’s departure, reassuring fans that this is just a new chapter for them.

In a long post on Facebook, he reassured fans, like Worsnop, that the band will continue with a brand new lead singer who will be fronting the band during their time on this year’s Vans Warped Tour during the Summer.

Instead of pointing out to everything Bruce said in the post, it might be better to read the entire thing below.

“It’s with heavy heart that I must announce, yet I am sure comes as no surprise to you all, that Danny has decided to leave Asking Alexandria to pursue other musical interests.

Before you lose your composure and think this is the end I would like to say that myself, James, Cam and Sam have all been in this since day one.

We love Asking Alexandria and we love every single fan/AAFamily member around the world. As with any family there are ups and downs. There are good times and hard times. A family is there to support you and help you in your darkest hours. We have been and always will be there for you guys and just this once we ask for you guys to help us out. Be our strength and our shoulder to lean on.

Asking Alexandria will not be slowing down. We are going to tour harder than ever and we are going to write the greatest record of our career.

We are extremely excited to announce that we will be spending all summer touring the European festival circuit and across North America on the Vans Warped tour with our new singer, playing a set list FOR THE FANS. We know you are here for us and we know this might seem like a scary time for us all, but we will be fine.

We will stand tall and prove to the world that Asking Alexandria is bigger than just one person. It’s bigger than just myself, James, Cam and Sam. Asking Alexandria is a family made up of the most dedicated fans around the globe and nothing and no one can hold us down. This isn’t the end, this is the start of a whole new chapter.

This is where we come together and make history. We want to thank the key people who have stood by us: Ash Avildsen and Sumerian Records, Kevin Lyman and Warped Tour, our management team Kyle, Diony and everyone at 5B, and most importantly YOU reading this.

Yes you, because without you, Asking Alexandria would not be possible. I cannot wait to share our new songs with you and I’m so SO excited to get back on the road and see you all again. Stay tuned to find out who the new singer of AA is.

Take care of yourselves, stay positive and we will see you all very soon. 

Ben”

In other news, someone had started a petition on Change.Org to have Riff Raff become the new frontman for Asking Alexandria. We are not even sure if this was intended as a joke or if Riff Raff started it to legitimately be considered to front the metalcore band, after all the rapper is going to be on this year’s Warped Tour alongside the group.

Asking Alexandria Lose Significant Member

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Asking Alexandria fans were given some serious news last night when frontman Danny Worsnop announced he had officially left the band.

The frontman, who has fronted the band since its reformation in 2008, revealed the news on Twitter (via Twitlonger).

In the message, he explains that he and the band had moved in different directions with the best decision for the band being his departure.

He does reassure fans that Asking Alexandria will continue touring as well as continue working on a new record.
Funny enough, Worsnop’s side band (now new band, we assume) We Are Harlot will release their self-titled, debut album on March 21 through Roadrunner Records.

Check out the full message below.

“To all of my friends and fans:

I would like to let you know that Asking Alexandria and I are moving forward in separate ways. Over the last eight years together we’ve done some amazing things and created something truly special. I now, same as then, want what’s best for the band and at this point in time, that isn’t me. Asking Alexandria will continue to tour throughout the year and will be working on a new album. I will always support and love Asking Alexandria and cannot wait to see what the future holds for them. I am excited for the next chapter of my life with We Are Harlot and will see you all on the road!”