NewsMarch 29, 2023 10:29 PM ET23,966 views

Underoath guitarist James Smith let go three days before tour, according to his wife

Jen and James Smith

Jen Smith, wife of ex-Underoath guitarist James Smith, recently posted a statement on her Instagram implying that James was let go by the band just three days before their current tour with Periphery and Loathe was set to begin. While Jen said they had no answers on why James was dismissed from the band, she did make it clear that any PR explanations can be considered "tall tales" and that their family life is good.

In the statement, Jen praised her husband as "the most consistent, humble, and gentle individual" she has ever known, mentioning the fact that James had just gone shopping to ensure their pantry was stocked while he was away on tour. She also described how he had played a festival show and filmed a music video with the band as recently as last month.

Lambgoat has reached out to Underoath for comment on the situation. 

Jen Smith's statement read:

"Per usual, I have many, many thoughts, and many, many views on this.
 
I really want to come at this one time, and go back to usual, uplifting posts.

But the greatest of them is this: James has always been and remains the most consistent, humble, and gentile individual that I have ever known. 

Last month, he played a festival show, filmed a music video, and looked on to next steps. He went to Costco and stocked our pantry and freezer so that we'd have everything we needed during his time away. He prepared to pack for a month long tour, and three days before they were to leave, the rest of the band abruptly decided otherwise. No more, no less. 

Whatever PR stories that come up going forward are their tall tales to tell. If you've heard "personal issues," "work things," or "family stuff," none of that is true. 

We are more solid than ever in our marriage, and grow more deeply connected to our children every single day. He will never again miss a single sports game, major kid achievement, or family cannonball in the pool. We are beyond grateful that James is ours, and more of him is GOOD.

Playing in this band never defined him. Or me, as his wife. We have so much good in our lives, and there will always be so much GOOD. 

But it was never supposed to be this way. If you're looking for answers, we have none. But we do have a community who loves us, friends who support us well, and even sweet fans reaching out with their kindness. What he has given Underoath, what WE have given, will be remembered fondly, in time."

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anonymous 3/29/2023 8:17:23 PM

His wife is hot. Good job by him.

rick____tocchet 3/29/2023 8:22:04 PM

Yo Jenn check your DM's baby.

anonymous 3/29/2023 8:32:33 PM

Underoath fired the guy three days before tour - scumbags.

anonymous 3/29/2023 8:54:01 PM

…and out come the incels…

G_a_y 3/29/2023 9:27:21 PM

Delete

turnstile 3/29/2023 10:05:49 PM

underoath sucks anyways 🤘🏽❤️‍🔥TURNSTILE>underoath✝️👎🏽 🤣

anonymous 3/29/2023 10:06:38 PM

Maybe he wasn't cool with his band going on tour with a bunch of women beaters.

anonymous 3/29/2023 10:31:11 PM

She's hot! I'd use this free time to bang her more "James had just gone shopping to ensure their pantry was stocked" Haha

anonymous 3/29/2023 11:07:52 PM

He shops at Costco. Instant winner in my book. "Welcome to Costco, I love you."

anonymous 3/29/2023 11:25:46 PM

Still follows everyone BUT Aaron

anonymous 3/29/2023 11:27:00 PM

Yes but do they stand as LGBTQA+ allies?

anonymous 3/29/2023 11:54:28 PM

She looks like she wants to DM you about a MLM scheme.

anonymous 3/30/2023 12:51:02 AM

She's an 8, but like in a really dirty way

anonymous 3/30/2023 2:50:08 AM

"consistent, humble, and gentile" This is either more terrible Lambgoat proofreading or an S tier religious pun

AnalButt 3/30/2023 2:50:50 AM

The band sucks but imagine having your wife write a rebuttal for you getting kicked out of a band you were in.

anonymous 3/30/2023 3:28:15 AM

Gotta love some good ol' Christian toxic positivity.

anonymous 3/30/2023 3:32:28 AM

And cue Fentanyl OD in 5… 4… 3… 2… …

anonymous 3/30/2023 3:58:28 AM

Who the f*ck are any of these losers and who cares, these people act like they are celebrities

anonymous 3/30/2023 4:53:53 AM

Yoko Ono here. This bitch crossed the line.

anonymous 3/30/2023 5:04:25 AM

nice

anonymous 3/30/2023 5:13:48 AM

i'd pee in her butt!

anonymous 3/30/2023 5:22:42 AM

Has anyone consulted Brian from Botch on this?

anonymous 3/30/2023 5:30:19 AM

"Per usual...." classic jen!!

anonymous 3/30/2023 5:32:18 AM

"Still follows everyone BUT Aaron" Ok but Grant and Chris do not follow James anymore.

anonymous 3/30/2023 5:33:32 AM

"Has anyone consulted Brian from Botch on this?" Yeah, this primadonna/drama queen/Lady Gaga's little monster certainly have a take on this and almost likely will make everything about him. F***ing attwhore.

anonymous 3/30/2023 5:40:58 AM

"Still follows everyone BUT Aaron" Ok but Grant and Chris do not follow James anymore. Who the f*ck cares who follows who lmao

anonymous 3/30/2023 5:49:28 AM

Marty from Zao here. We've checked things on our end and concluded that we are still not relevant enough to have drama like this.

anonymous 3/30/2023 6:09:56 AM

"What he has given Underoath, what WE have given" lol bitch talking like she was a member of the band

anonymous 3/30/2023 6:16:39 AM

I saw them play "When the Sun Sleeps" at Furnace Fest 2021 so I can safely put them to bed anyway.

anonymous 3/30/2023 6:18:11 AM

haha she is saying way too much for a person who actually believes it's going to he alright. having to find a new job in your 40s to match that paycheck. say less

anonymous 3/30/2023 6:25:15 AM

Sit on my face baby!

anonymous 3/30/2023 6:46:48 AM

By the photo, I thought it was the singer of HIM.

anonymous 3/30/2023 6:54:24 AM

Ayo this sagea mad gentle son

anonymous 3/30/2023 6:55:17 AM

*lambgoat reached out for comment *just posts screenshots of her twitter*

anonymous 3/30/2023 7:44:50 AM

LG needs to stop doing heavy contrast on these photos. It's weird and really makes zero sense.

anonymous 3/30/2023 7:46:27 AM

Jen here likely henpecked the rest of the band about their touring schedule, James never told her to shut the hell up, and they decided it wasn't worth it and canned him. You know this is the case because the wife is giving the details when she isn't even in the band. She has to insert herself into everything, even AFTER James made a statement. Gotta wonder how much worse she is in real life.

anonymous 3/30/2023 7:54:23 AM

haha she is saying way too much for a person who actually believes it's going to he alright. having to find a new job in your 40s to match that paycheck. say less >>> There are probably at least five bands considering him for their band as a permanent or touring member depending on the band, besides that he is in great shape financially (mutual friend told me.) I think his wife works, not sure, don't see why not with no children to take care of.

anonymous 3/30/2023 8:10:21 AM

I guess if he wants to get creepy with god loving kids he'll just have to face to inevitable and become a youth pastor now.

anonymous 3/30/2023 8:14:34 AM

Damn. Karen tryin' to talk to the manager of hardcore.

anonymous 3/30/2023 8:40:26 AM

She's a cutie, good for him.

anonymous 3/30/2023 8:55:33 AM

^Jen

anonymous 3/30/2023 9:00:51 AM

"Live Laugh Love" in human form

anonymous 3/30/2023 9:01:12 AM

She can't drive to Costco herself?

anonymous 3/30/2023 9:46:07 AM

"Jen here likely henpecked the rest of the band about their touring schedule, James never told her to shut the hell up, and they decided it wasn't worth it and canned him. You know this is the case because the wife is giving the details when she isn't even in the band. She has to insert herself into everything, even AFTER James made a statement. Gotta wonder how much worse she is in real life. permalink | report abuse" Tell me you've never been in a serious relationship without telling me you've never been in a serious relationship.

anonymous 3/30/2023 10:07:54 AM

I would let her redecorate my house.

anonymous 3/30/2023 10:11:15 AM

He has a "I Love My Wife" bumper sticker on his Prius for sure.

anonymous 3/30/2023 10:25:44 AM

I want to make a "lurch, or whoever the f*ck nu webby is, stop posting this dumbass d-tier drama" comment, but you f*cking cucks eat it up and provide all the bandwidth ad revenue this dude nuts over, so. I can only blame you. This site is shit.

anonymous 3/30/2023 10:26:05 AM

Incredible sloppy top after three glasses of Chardonnay

anonymous 3/30/2023 10:40:23 AM

A band will pick him up just for the press around (ex-underoath) and the fact he's reliable and really good at guitar. Anyone see Aarons wife on instagram...oooooof. Spencer got an instathot pregnant

anonymous 3/30/2023 10:52:22 AM

At least 5 nice zingers up here. Well done gentleman

anonymous 3/30/2023 11:03:47 AM

leave those smelly band dweebs and stay home with that girl. good on you.

anonymous 3/30/2023 11:07:28 AM

f*ck Underoath for doing that 3 days before tour…bunch of broke dicks looking to make a bit more money on the road, plain and simple. Life's a wheel - Aaron's a bitch and Spencer is a chick, good riddance.

BigDog 3/30/2023 11:21:00 AM

Band should have stayed broken up. They went out on their best album, then decided to come back and get considerably worse.

anonymous 3/30/2023 11:48:21 AM

The band is spiraling into obscurity.. No one over 35 listens to the new stuff and the band cannot relate to anyone under 35.. Don't believe me? Watch any live video past 2020 old music vs new music.. New stuff doesn't get fans engaged.. Boring radio rock already covered my linkin park decades earlier

anonymous 3/30/2023 1:10:43 PM

A band will pick him up just for the press around (ex-underoath) and the fact he's reliable and really good at guitar. >>> If someone was smart they'd start a band with him. I think he'd rather start a band than join one & have to be in someone else's employ. He should start a new band. If he could play bass too he should write all the music & words, sing, play all the guitars & bass & hire a good session drummer. Put out a four song EP & sell a download of it for $7 lots of people would buy.

anonymous 3/30/2023 1:11:32 PM

^^^ Also self-record it.

anonymous 3/30/2023 1:32:17 PM

Imagine just waiting day in and day out for your gay ass husband to go on tour so you can just hope on dick and this happens. What a baby not as hot as that chicken from Scowl tho. Goo.

anonymous 3/30/2023 3:15:57 PM

>>Tell me you've never been in a serious relationship without telling me you've never been in a serious relationship.<< You don't think married women can be controlling? The f*ck planet you living on, son?

anonymous 3/30/2023 6:25:11 PM

Dirty shit from dirty hasbeens whod'a thunk?

anonymous 3/30/2023 11:32:18 PM

I bet his wife was a variable in the decision to kick him out.

anonymous 3/31/2023 12:42:13 AM

">>Tell me you've never been in a serious relationship without telling me you've never been in a serious relationship.<< You don't think married women can be controlling? The f*ck planet you living on, son? permalink | report abuse" This very thought is why you'll be single and slanging Arby's forever.

anonymous 3/31/2023 4:04:23 AM

">>Tell me you've never been in a serious relationship without telling me you've never been in a serious relationship.<< You don't think married women can be controlling? The f*ck planet you living on, son? permalink | report abuse" "This very thought is why you'll be single and slanging Arby's forever." How the f*ck does someone operate in the world thinking like this, or is your wife's boyfriend making you type this nonsense? Enjoy those Good Boy Points.

anonymous 3/31/2023 8:49:03 AM

oh this lady DEFINITELY was running up into Underoath band practice offering up her thoughts on the direction of the band's sound lolol

anonymous 3/31/2023 10:43:18 AM

>>> There are probably at least five bands considering him for their band as a permanent or touring member depending on the band, besides that he is in great shape financially (mutual friend told me.) I think his wife works, not sure, don't see why not with no children to take care of. ^ shut the f*ck up. pussy

anonymous 4/4/2023 9:33:56 AM

" How the f*ck does someone operate in the world thinking like this, or is your wife's boyfriend making you type this nonsense? Enjoy those Good Boy Points." My brother in Christ you should get back to work at Arby's your manager cumming into a pile of roast beef won't take too much longer.

anonymous 4/6/2023 12:24:30 AM

James is joining the band Painted Light, and he was let go from UO because he couldn't fart as much as the other members on the tour bus. He simply could not keep up due to his lack of carbonated drinks and Bucees Bohemian Beef Jerky.

anonymous 4/7/2023 7:48:58 PM

This is some of the most bitch made shit I have EVER seen.

anonymous 4/7/2023 7:49:34 PM

YO WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN NEXT? THE GRAN GONNA DO A PRESS RELEASE TOO?

anonymous 4/7/2023 7:50:27 PM

yeah uh so I was once Jame's neighbor. I have some thoughts about this. uh call me maybe.

anonymous 4/7/2023 7:52:16 PM

This band hasn't done shit since The Changing of Times. They don't even play the good shit (off their first two records) and kicked Dallas out over some bullshit.

anonymous 4/7/2023 7:52:52 PM

THINK OF THE COMMENTS! DISABLE THE WIFE!

anonymous 4/7/2023 10:23:14 PM

This is probably the funniest thread I've seen in a long time 😂

anonymous 56 days ago

Nobody cares. Why does this website post STUPID SHIT.




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