Issues have announced a series of farewell live shows set for 2024.
The pioneering group will play a run of three final gigs in Anaheim, Chicago and their hometown of Atlanta in January. These will be their first live appearances since 2019 around the release of their ‘Beautiful Oblivion’ album. It also marks their first shows since former-vocalist Tyler Carter was removed from the lineup following allegations of misconduct.
In a new statement to fans, the band said “Issues has been a central figure in our lives since 2012. We’ve played countless shows, toured almost every continent, met thousands of people, and made so many friends in our peers and travel companions. The importance of this band to our lives cannot be overstated. So many of you were right there with us.
“2020 hit us as hard as it could possibly hit a band. Tours canceled after we paid the deposits, new album cycle cut short, and the last any of you guys heard from us was when we fired our singer. All of these were incredibly traumatic experiences, not only for us, but also the fans to whom our music means the most. Life changed for the three of us after 2020 in significant ways that made making Issues our full time job impossible, but it doesn’t feel right to end our story in tragedy. We feel very strongly that the legacy we want to leave be a positive one.
“These shows are the final chapter in a long history of pushing the limits of composition, musicianship, and culture in every way we could. We want them to contextualize our body of work over the controversy and member changes and gossip and bullsh*t and to stand as a monument to the three real muff*ckas still standing, the music we’re so proud of, and the fans still with us. If this band has ever meant anything to you we want you to be proud of being a part of this too. Proud of the gigs you’ve seen, the tattoos you got, the friends you made. So we’re putting this sh*t to bed in true Issues fashion. Very, very loudly.”
Have a look at the list of dates below. You can grab tickets right here.
19 – Anaheim, CA, House Of Blues
20 – Chicago, IL, House Of Blues
27 – Atlanta, GA, The Masquerade