The Dangerous Summer frontman AJ Perdomo has announced that he is leaving the band. Read a blog post explaining his decision below.
I think itâ€™s time to shed some light on my current situation with The Dangerous Summer. Itâ€™s hard to just sit here and let so many people live in the dark about what is going on.
6 months ago I made the decision to go home and be a father. Next month my daughter will be born, and I want to be there for her from the beginning. This is something that Iâ€™ve dreamt about my entire life, starting a family and raising kids of my own. I donâ€™t want to miss this part of life. I know that I will never get a chance to live it again.
As far as the band goes, I originally wanted to do another album in time, and do some shows in the future. I wanted to carry on the name, and let the band just be stagnant while I spend time at home. It has come to the point where I canâ€™t do that anymore. Iâ€™ve had a hard time sticking with Cody through this for a very long time, and thereâ€™s now a complete disconnect. I donâ€™t have control over what the band does, says, or sells anymore; I donâ€™t know what the future will be for them either. It has just become something that I need to personally disassociate myself from so that I can move on with my life.
Iâ€™m sad to let something go that has been such a blessing, and inspiration. Every one of you that came to the shows, sang along, and got tattoos of my words on your body; it is something that Iâ€™ll always carry with me. That was it for me, the Mecca of it all. You made me believe in myself and my abilities. You carried us to a place that we never imagined we could go. We started this band in high school, and did everything we set out to do plus some.
A serious thank you to everyone that has stuck by me through the thick and thin, you truly fulfill me. I love each and every one of you like a part of my family. You are the piece that I will miss the most through all of this.
As far as the future goes, I will always write and record music. I have these songs that are developing into something new already. I havenâ€™t decided what to do as far as a band goes yet, but I assure you that you will be the first to know when it happens. I do hope that you will join me on my next musical journey.
I am not giving up on my dreams. Iâ€™ve lived my dreams, and I will continue to push their boundaries.
He will also be having a Q&A on his Twitter tomorrow to answers fans’ questions about the decision.