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Jonny Craig kicked out of Slaves

Thursday, January 24, 2019 5:51 AM PT
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Jonny Craig no longer in Slaves

Sacramento, California post-hardcore/rock outfit Slaves has kicked out vocalist and co-founder Jonny Craig. It appears that Craig's well-documented demons have surfaced to an untenable degree.

The band has issued the following statement:

"It's with a heavy heart that we announce that Jonny Craig has been removed from the band Slaves.

"We all have struggles in our daily life, but for some, those struggles are personally and physically dangerous. It is no secret that Jonny has battled with addiction in his personal life, sometimes those battles are won, and most recently lost. It's also unfair for a band to rely on someone who just can't rely on themselves. Addiction is a disease, and we hope Jonny gets the help that he needs. Unfortunately, Jonny chose his addiction over the band and left them high and dry while checking in for their international flight while he boarded a plane back home.

"As a band we've worked too hard to stop now. Fans that have been touched by our music, everyone that has enjoyed our songs, to anyone that has met us as a band we will continue on with Slaves.

"Unfortunately, due to this, we are forced to cancel our Bristol, UK show tonight. Never fear, thankfully, our good friend Matt McAndrew (who you'd recognize from The Voice) will be filling in on all remaining England and European dates to help us in this trying time. We also have some exciting news on the future of Slaves (we think you will be excited) coming soon.

"To everyone, thank you for your continued support."

What this means for Craig's musical career is anyone's guess, but he was kicked out of Emarosa in 2011, and booted from Dance Gavin Dance in 2012.


UPDATE: Jonny Craig put forth the following statement via Instagram:


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