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Close Your Eyes cancels tour, may have lost singer

Monday, February 27, 2012 6:02 PM PT

Texan melodic hardcore band Close Your Eyes has apparently dropped off their previously announced U.S. tour with Comeback Kid, Foundation, Such Gold, and Living With Lions.

Close Your Eyes has yet to announce anything, but rumors suggest that the cancellation is because frontman Shane Raymond has left the band.


2/27/2012 6:09:20 PM
Bad News

2/27/2012 6:09:20 PM

2/27/2012 6:09:48 PM
epic fail

2/27/2012 6:21:54 PM
Bad news, this band would be nothing if Shane leaves.

2/27/2012 6:35:05 PM
first non anonymous post.

2/27/2012 6:47:39 PM
He was kicked out for not having a neckbeard.

2/27/2012 6:49:28 PM
My dad jammed with these guys back in the 70's, good shit, hope they get back together soon.

2/27/2012 6:57:23 PM
good band. would be a shame

2/27/2012 7:01:00 PM
band is shit comeback kid ripoff. fck em.

2/27/2012 7:12:51 PM

2/27/2012 7:50:16 PM
who and who?

2/27/2012 7:51:32 PM
this band is nothing without Shane. what a bummer

2/27/2012 8:26:05 PM
Jesus is fcking stoked

2/27/2012 8:30:07 PM
hope this guys figure it out. too much catchy jesus core tunes to miss out on in the future.

2/27/2012 8:38:13 PM
these guys have been on the road for like 2years straight now. thats a lot of togetherness

2/27/2012 8:44:20 PM
great news didnt want to see this band on this fckin tour anyways

2/27/2012 10:43:26 PM
The comments almost make me curious enough to listen. Almost.

2/27/2012 11:54:17 PM
This tour just got better.

2/28/2012 12:03:25 AM
uhhhhhhhh what's the point of this band then? bad timing as they get bigger...

2/28/2012 12:11:28 AM
comeback kid rip-offs would probably draw a bigger fan base.

2/28/2012 12:32:53 AM
slut5 hours ago
He was kicked out for not having a neckbeard...........LOL

2/28/2012 1:08:48 AM
fck allthe idiots talking shit, Shane is an amazing and kind guy. Gonna be bummed out if this is true.

2/28/2012 1:21:20 AM
not too many people talking shit, considering their questionable lyrical content. go suck shane's dck, pssy.

2/28/2012 4:30:32 AM
not cool, was pumped to see this band

2/28/2012 5:53:46 AM
band is so bland & boring.

2/28/2012 5:55:36 AM
I really dont know how to feel about this...Im texting Brett to find out right now. fck any of you chumps comparing this band to comeback kid, do you even fcking have ears? Musical taste aside, these are some of the best dudes I know.

2/28/2012 6:14:13 AM
maybe he was tired of hearing the sour notes he hit multiple times on their last recording?

2/28/2012 7:08:29 AM
"Close Your Eyes cancels tour, may have lost singer"


2/28/2012 7:16:22 AM
Apparently all you kids that are saying CYE will be nothing without Shane haven't gone to any of their recent shows. Shane gets on stage and sings and thats it. Before and after they play hes no where to be found. Shane obviously doesn't give a shit about any fans or he would at least make time to meet them when they come out to see his band play. If this is true good for CYE now they can find someone that actually cares about their fans.

2/28/2012 7:21:07 AM
So many bandgays littering up with page. Lol white knight somewhere else, dildos.

2/28/2012 7:37:44 AM
Bullshit. Shane was the nicest dude on their Canada run recently, turnouts were and he killed every show. Band won't be the same, may as well break up now.

2/28/2012 7:54:46 AM
Shane's one of the nicest guys i've ever met. i hope this isn't true.

2/28/2012 8:00:51 AM
Close Your Eyes is better without him. I'm excited to see who they will pick and how it will sound. Maybe next album just won't be a bunch of off key aggressive yelling/talking. Actually they should put Sonny at vocals and just find a new bass player.

2/28/2012 8:03:26 AM
slut 5 hours ago
He was kicked out for not having a neckbeard

2/28/2012 8:06:40 AM
Check the Lost and Found.

2/28/2012 8:25:31 AM
"maybe he was tired of hearing the sour notes he hit multiple times on their last recording?" HEEEYYYOOO!

2/28/2012 8:35:48 AM
He didn't care. He cared more about talking to his girlfriend than the fans. I waited around to talk to him for 20 minutes once after they played and he just sat there on his phone instead of talking to any of us. Some of the other guys were happy to talk to us and when we asked if that was how it always was they didn't want to say yes but you could tell. At least maybe someone who wants to be there will take his place. They other guys are awesome! And at least Brett can sing on key.

2/28/2012 8:36:20 AM
Knuckle Up! should fill in for Close your eyes

2/28/2012 8:36:59 AM
Looks like all that talk in that AP article he was just in was fake. He liked to talk big and act like he cared. But he was just as selfish as anyone else.

2/28/2012 8:38:03 AM
His voice cracked at every show I ever saw! He probably couldn't do it anymore!

2/28/2012 8:40:56 AM
I get the notion of him being a bit distant, but I ask any of you who comment on him taking time to himself and talking to his girlfriend if you have ever spent 10 months a year on the road away from home? Because I have man...and as amazing as it is, and as much as I love it--its a difficult thing to do. Youve got to realize that peoples personal lives dont stop because they played a show...Shane is a great dude and a great friend. I wish him all the best.

2/28/2012 9:34:19 AM
CYE since said they dropped off "to take care of things". The tour DID get 30-45 minutes better.

2/28/2012 9:41:08 AM
Now maybe I'll actually go

2/28/2012 9:56:10 AM
Did god tell him to quit just like Josh Scogin?

2/28/2012 9:58:45 AM
1 hour ago
He didn't care. He cared more about talking to his girlfriend than the fans. I waited around to talk to him for 20 minutes once after they played and he just sat there on his phone instead of talking to any of us. "

how bout you stop being such a fanboy and inflating this no-name jackhole's ego?

2/28/2012 10:27:41 AM
so much same gay in these comments. i know there is no way this many lamboaters gaf.

2/28/2012 11:26:21 AM
Im pretty sure Brett has a girlfriend and isnt Sonny married???? Finding time to talk to your girlfriend is fine but when you spend hours in a van going from show to show and sit at the venue for hours after load in then still ignore your fans to talk to your girlfriend is pretty fcking shitty. Dont make a life changing decision with a girl in mind.... she will probably dump him in a few months and he will feel like an idiot

2/28/2012 11:30:44 AM
I heard his bitch was crazy and made him take her on tour cause he talked to fans that were girls. hahahahahahahhaha what an idiot.

2/28/2012 11:40:09 AM

2/28/2012 12:52:15 PM
5 hours ago
"Close Your Eyes cancels tour, may have lost singer"


2/28/2012 2:48:05 PM
sonny's pretty kewl.

2/28/2012 2:59:39 PM
they are some of the coolest dudes i've ever met. never appreciated music like i have with CYE. if it's true, it's a shame, and i wish shane and the rest of the guys the best. all i know is these two albums will be on repeat for years to come. if shane did leave they better find a replacement because nothing is like a CYE show. I've seen them 5 times, 6 was going to be in STL on April 20th, and it never gets old. I leave every show looking forward to the next one. keep it up CYE!

2/28/2012 4:10:01 PM
Close your thighs

2/28/2012 5:16:01 PM
delete all this garbage.

2/28/2012 5:39:59 PM
Omg like this dude wouldn't talk to me after the show, like I yelled his name like 10 times and was wearing a home made shirt with his name on it, he just wouldn't stop talking to his girlfriend. Such a dck. Get a new singer...... Shut the fck up gay. I hated talking to gays like you on tour.

2/28/2012 6:29:57 PM
That is some bullshit about him not caring about the fans. I saw them recently and he took the time to talk to people, I met him, he shook my hand and spent a long time talking to different people and stuck around way after the show ended. He seemed like a really great guy. CYE is an all around great band, I wish them the best.

2/28/2012 8:24:51 PM
I can 100% confirm that Shane has left the band.

2/28/2012 8:34:27 PM
I can 100% confirm that you cannot 100% confirm anything.

2/28/2012 8:39:46 PM
I can confirm 100% thats you can confirm 100% that I can't confirm anything 100%.

2/28/2012 8:48:01 PM
Now that that is settled who is down to listen to some TUI and wear tennis caps while we talk about how un-hardcore everyone is?

2/28/2012 9:23:28 PM
TUI is un hardcore jackass

2/28/2012 10:15:21 PM
Maybe if they rename themselves Open Your Eyes, they will find him?

2/29/2012 7:04:38 AM
Good news shit band

2/29/2012 9:36:08 AM
Played with these dudes once. The ONLY member that talked to us was Shane, and he talked to us for like an hour. Yeah, totally too cool to talk to fans.

2/29/2012 9:53:28 AM
yeah, anybody saying Shane is anything but the nicest guy ever is just full of crap. He remembers people by name and where he met them, and hes such an all around nice guy. This is bad news, if he quit, there's really no point in the band continuing.

2/29/2012 1:59:52 PM
I toured with Shane...he can put on a good show for a while. He can be nice to people sometimes. But he is totally distant. He was not friendly unless somehow it made him feel like he was cooler. He will sit and talk about what it is to be hardcore all day. But doesn't really care about other people.

3/1/2012 9:31:40 AM
hopefully they can work this out it would be a shame if he left.

3/1/2012 10:27:51 AM
Shane is one of the most friendly people I've ever met in my entire life. He may not have the time to talk to every single fan at every single show, but that doesn't make him a bad guy. I hope the rumors aren't true.

3/1/2012 10:40:21 PM
oh well, lol.