AS REPORTED IN THE NME
Frank Carter has announced he will be quitting Gallows when the band finish their current tour.
The band, who play Sonisphere today (July 9), have been touring for the last month and conclude with a show at London‘s ULU on July 23, which will be Carter‘s last show in the band in the UK.
Carter has also announced that he has formed a new band, which are named Pure Love. They will shortly record their debut album and will tour in the autumn.
The singer has issued a statement on his official website Frankxcarter.com in which he detailed his departure.
He wrote: “It is with a heavy heart that I have to announce my departure from Gallows. It seems that Gallows have hit a crossroads in our writing process and unfortunately myself and the rest of the boys have different ideas regarding the sound of Gallows going forward.”
“Gallows have decided they are going to continue on without me and I wish the boys the best of luck for the future. Gallows will be fulfilling all of our current touring plans until August 1, so please come down to a show and help me make each show a total celebration!”
The band’s guitarist and Carter‘s brother Steph has also issued a statement, which reads: “We’ve all been in the studio for the last few months, working on the follow-up to‘Grey Britain’. It pains me to say that as of August 1, Frank will no longer be a member ofGallows. Creatively we could not agree on a direction for the new record and came to the conclusion that parting ways was for the best.