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Issues Announce Support For Farewell Shows

Issues Fall 2023
[Photo via Issues Instagram]

Issues have announced the support for their farewell shows in Chicago. The metalcore act kicks off the New Year by giving a proper goodbye to their fans with a six-stop stint. For the Chicago shows, metal act Oceano and soul-punkers Nightlife will join them on stage. In California, the Anaheim and Los Angeles shows will feature Volumes and Sayak Das as openers.

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The Death of Issues run will also bring The Home Team vocalist, Brian Butcher, as their singer. In 2020, the band swiftly removed their lead singer after sexual assault allegations against him were brought forward. Partnered with the pandemic, the remaining band members took time to evaluate the next steps for them. The original tour announcement on their social accounts details more of their reasonings for ending but want to finish strong, “one last time.”

Supporting act Nightlife posted on their Twitter about opening for Issues and the impact they had on them. “4 years ago beautiful oblivion came out & proved to us that black music had not just a home in our scene, but an incredible future too – a future we felt we had to be a part of.”

For each announced support spot, the trio includes a post about why they want to bring them out on their final run. For Nightlife, they said they’ve been “waiting on the sidelines for something to pop and them to get huge.” Metal act Oceano is “a culturally diverse alternative band…and an example of how to exist in this scene loudly and unapologetically.”

Volumes and Sayak Das also received praise from Issues along with why they chose them to wrap up their career with. “Volumes served as a key original inspiration for the formation of Issues sound.” About Das they share, “His rhythmic songwriting and aggressive genre mixtures immediately impress.”

Fans can find tickets to Issues’ final run on their site.

Tour Dates:

  • Jan. 12—Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex
  • Jan. 13—Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall
  • Jan. 19—Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
  • Jan. 20—Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
  • Jan. 27—Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
  • Jan. 28—Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
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