To our amazing fans and Hooligans around the world, it is with a heavy heart that we announce the departure of Michael Bohn. We are all aware of how the internet rumor machine tends to spin its web, but the whole truth behind this amicable yet difficult decision to part is that our band is developing musically in a direction that put us at odds with each other creatively. Though sometimes beautiful in its contrast, the bigger picture began to be artistically irreconcilable.
Some of you may know that we as a band are always writing. The past year has been a lot of trial and error with new material, but the demos from these sessions are, in our opinion, undeniable in their potential, and are some of our favorite songs Issues have ever written. We found that many of the risks we wanted to take were in turn at risk of being "watered down” to make them compatible with everyone's tastes and abilities. The quality and sincerity of our art is paramount, so we had to do a lot of soul searching to come to a conclusion that was best for all of us, the entity of Issues, and the music.
Just to make things absolutely clear: This was OUR decision as a band. No label or suit b-s. This is NOT a move to become a bubblegum pop act. We’re going to continue to do what we always have done, and write exactly what we want. We will continue to play older material and will delegate screaming parts live. Lastly, we have no current plans of adding core members to Issues.
We love Michael and the experiences we shared in Issues will forever be irreplaceable. We wish him the absolute best with his future endeavors, and he will always have our undying support within his musical career. We believe he will continue to be a voice for the fans, and prosper in his next journey. - Issues, The Band
"Michael and I have been a vocal duo since we both got our start in 2008. In no chamber of my heart, did I fathom the idea that we would ever be split up. Issues has been a positive home for both of us together. We’ve had our ups and downs, as brothers do, but we have gained so much knowledge, and life from this band. I would never change a thing. Though we have a big road ahead of us, and we have no intention of giving up at any point, the biggest hardship in making this decision, is the fear of losing a friend. When you’ve been hand in hand with a musical partner for almost a decade, you can only imagine the heartbreak, anger, sadness, and confusion that you endure after a change like this. We as a band are on our way to setting up some of our most positive and creative work to date, and though it may feel disheartening, we will not hold back. I love Michael with every fiber of my being, and never wanna see him give up on the industry, I also never wanna see any of our fans give up on him. I know this is going to hit some people hard, but I hope you will focus on the most important part of what Issues has and always will be; the music.” - Tyler Carter
“Well, here I am typing up a statement I never thought I'd have to type. There's so much I could say but I'm gonna do my best to keep it short and to the point. First off, I want to make it clear that I did not leave ISSUES. It was brought to my attention that the band wanted to go in a different direction and that they would be moving on without me. As devastating as this news was and has been these past couple months, I am excited for what the future holds. I am teaming up with Kevin Hanson (ex Woe, Is Me) for my new project. We have been writing for a little over a month and I have no plans on quitting music.
As for the fans, I cannot thank you enough for the love and support. So much respect to every fan around the world. You have made my time in ISSUES a dream come true. I've been to places I only dreamed about as a kid and couldn't even fathom that I'd go. I have made countless memories in that band that will stay with me forever and learned a lot about life, people, and music. I truly hate that my time has come to an end in ISSUES but I'm going to make the best of it. Sorry we made you guys wait and wonder what's going on but we wanted to be as professional as possible about this. Here's to making the most of 2018! Much love," - Michael Bohn
It’s been an amazing year, thank you for all you’ve done for Headspace. With each year comes great challenges, but together we will power through every obstacle... we are absolutely fucking ready for 2018!
We're playing at Download Festival Melbourne in March! More info and tickets can be found HERE. We'll also be playing two shows with Good Charlotte after this.
24 MAR Melbourne, AUS @ Download Festival
26 MAR Sydney, AUS @ Hordern Pavilion
28 MAR Brisbane, AUS @ Riverstage
North America Headspace Tour is going down this fall! Volumes, Too Close To Touch, and Sylar will be coming with us. Tickets & VIP Upgrades are available now at issuesrock.us/vip!
If you want to get a head start on learning the setlist for the tour, check out our Headspace Tour Spotify playlist HERE!
We're excited to announce the Headspace Tour in Southeast Asia. Tickets go on sale Saturday, July 1st!
Aug 02 Tokyo, Japan @ Astro Hall
Aug 03 Nagoya, Japan @ Club Upset
Aug 04 Oasaka, Japan @ Music Club Janus
Aug 05 Tokyo, Japan @ Shinjuku, Blaze
Aug 06 Kinmen, Taiwan @ Houhu Seashore Park
Aug 08 Bangkok, Thailand @ Hollywood Awards
Aug 10 Guangzhou, China @ SD Livehouse
Aug 12 Seoul, South Korea @ Songdo Pentaport Park
Another one! Check out this 'Flojo' playthrough Josh did on the Zildjian YouTube channel below!
Check out a new drum playthrough Josh did for 'Slow Me Down' off our album Headspace below!
Our new music video for 'Home Soon' is out NOW! Check it out below:
Watch this sick update video from The End Is Here Tour!
We have a new music video for 'Slow Me Down' off our album Headspace! Watch it below:
We're going on tour in January with Falling In Reverse and Motionless In White! Tickets and VIP Upgrades are on sale now at theendisheretour.com.
JAN 13 Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee
JAN 14 Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
JAN 15 Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
JAN 17 San Antonio, TX @ Alamo City Music Hall
JAN 18 Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
JAN 19 Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live!
JAN 21 Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
JAN 22 Nashville, TN @ War Memorial Auditorium
JAN 24 Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
JAN 26 Richmond, VA @ The National
JAN 27 New York, NY @ Hammerstein Ballroom
JAN 28 Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore
JAN 29 Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore
JAN 31 Boston, MA @ House of Blues
FEB 01 Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
FEB 02 Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre
FEB 03 St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
FEB 05 Denver, CO @ The Fillmore
FEB 06 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
FEB 08 Seattle, WA @ Showbox SODO
FEB 09 Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
FEB 11 San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield
FEB 12 San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
Australia! We'll be joining A Day To Remember on their Bad Vibes World Tour along with Tonight Alive. Get your tickets and VIP Upgrades now:
DEC 11 Perth, AU @ Metropolis Fremantle (TICKETS / VIP UPGRADES)
DEC 13 Adelaide, AU @ AEC Theatre (TICKETS / VIP UPGRADES)
DEC 14 Melbourne, AU @ Festival Hall (TICKETS / VIP UPGRADES)
DEC 16 Sydney, AU @ Hordern Pavilion (TICKETS)
DEC 18 Brisbane, AU @ Riverstage (TICKETS / VIP UPGRADES)
'Blue Wall' is dedicated to the victims of overzealous police violence past and present. It's time to tear down the Blue Wall that silences the good cops and empowers the bad. Black lives do matter.