Every Time I Die: frontman Keith Buckley accuses bandmates of secretly plotting to replace him

Author Jad - 5.12.2021

You read that right, Every Time I Die frontman Keith Buckley has accused his bandmates of secretly plotting to replace him.

Earlier today, Every Time I Die announced that it will play the last three concerts of its current tour without Buckley, explaining that the singer was taking time off from the road to “rest and prepare” for the band’s upcoming holiday shows, which are annual events entitled “‘TID The Season”.

However, Buckley himself issued a statement on social media earlier today saying that caring for his own mental health “has taken priority over EVERYTHING else” in his life.


But after seeing Every Time I Die‘s official statement regarding his absence from the road, Buckley returned to his Twitter to offer more insight into his decision to step back from touring. He wrote:

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This past July, Buckley revealed that he was nine months sober after separating from his wife of over a decade and starting a new relationship. He talked about his decision to get clean during the pandemic in a recent interview with Alternative Press. He said:

One of the first things I realized was that I really liked who I was when I was drunk. That’s a very strange thing to say for a lot of people because there’s such negative connotations to it. But I always felt like my day-to-day was so overrun by other people’s shit, their energy, their words, their requests, their needs. Drinking just helped center me and get me back to my own vibe. I was, like, ‘Okay, that’s a feeling that I cherish. What do I need to do to get to that without drinking?’ I stopped drinking, and then I really just chased it, like, ‘What do I love, and what don’t I love?

The cool thing about the pandemic was clocks didn’t matter, daylight didn’t matter. It was a perfect chance to just sit and be with yourself and understand how you worked. I actually liked being that vulnerable person that I was when I was drunk. Why don’t I just be vulnerable all the time? So I’ll stream, and I’ll do a Patreon where there’s literally a camera in my house. How much more vulnerable could I get?

It works well because, aside from being a social experiment in vulnerability, it is also a way that I found to make it financially stable to where I don’t have to actually go get a job and risk my health or my daughter’s health. I could stay here surrounded by the people I love. I could be vulnerable as long as I want to, and then if I feel like I’m starting to get uncomfortable, I can just shut it down. I’m learning how to be truthful in what I say and making sure that if I am vulnerable, I don’t mentally check everything that I’m saying.

Every Time I Die vocalist Keith Buckley in an interview with Alternative Press

Every Time I Die‘s ninth studio album, Radical, was released in October via Epitaph Records.

TID The Season” will take place in Every Time I Die‘s hometown of Buffalo, NY on December 10 and December 11, 2021. The band will also support post-hardcore act Underoath on the road early next year, at these dates:

Feb 18, 2022Southside BallroomDallas, TX
Feb 19, 2022Bayou Music CenterHouston, TX
Feb 20, 2022The Aztec TheatreSan Antonio, TX
Feb 23, 2022The Van BurenPhoenix, AZ
Feb 24, 2022The WilternLos Angeles, CA
Feb 25, 2022House of BluesAnaheim, CA
Feb 26, 2022The WarfieldSan Francisco, CA
Feb 28, 2022Showbox SodoSeattle, WA
Mar 01, 2022The Vogue TheaterVancouver, BC
Mar 02, 2022Knitting FactorySpokane, WA
Mar 04, 2022The ComplexSalt Lake City, UT
Mar 05, 2022The Ogden TheatreDenver, CO
Mar 06, 2022The FillmoreMinneapolis, MN
Mar 08, 2022RadiusChicago, IL
Mar 09, 2022The FillmoreDetroit, MI
Mar 11, 2022HistoryToronto, ON
Mar 12, 2022AgoraCleveland, OH
Mar 13, 2022The DomeWallingford, CT
Mar 14, 2022House of BluesBoston, MA
Mar 15, 2022Stage AEPittsburgh, PA
Mar 17, 2022Brooklyn SteelBrooklyn, NY
Mar 18, 2022The FillmoreSilver Spring, MD
Mar 19, 2022The FillmorePhiladelphia, PA
Mar 20, 2022Starland BallroomSayreville, NJ
Mar 22, 2022IconCincinnati, OH
Mar 23, 2022The FillmoreCharlotte, NC
Mar 25, 2022TabernacleAtlanta, GA