Falling In Reverse guitarist Jacky Vincent has left the band to focus on his solo career.
In a statement to Alt Press, the Las Vegas post-hardcore crew have described the split as “amicable”.
Their statement reads:
Falling In Reverse has announced that Jacky Vincent is leaving the band to concentrate on his solo career.
[Frontman] Ronnie Radke said: “I remember the first time I met Jacky, I walked out of prison and he was waiting there so stoked. Hands down one of the greatest guitar players to ever live. And one of the most genuine people I’ve ever met. I wish him nothing but the best. Love you Jacky.”
Jacky Vincent said: “I can’t thank Ronnie, Derek and Ryan enough for the last 5 years. I will most likely never laugh as hard again in my life. I feel proud to have played with such brilliant musicians and I will miss touring with them enormously. I am forever grateful to have experienced what I did in Falling in Reverse and I feel very fortunate to have lived what I dreamt of doing for so many years. To the fans, I loved meeting you all. I kept as many as your gifts and letters as I could and they all mean so much. Thank you for everything.”
The split is amicable and all parties are on good terms.
All upcoming shows will go on as currently scheduled.
Jacky played on all three of the band’s full length studio albums: The Drug in Me Is You (2011), Fashionably Late (2013) and Just Like You (2015).
He also performed with the band at Soundwave earlier this year (photos below).
As for his replacement, Radke didn’t comment on the identity of FIR’s new lead axeman, other than to say that he’d be introducing a “great new shredder” very soon.
He also he offered a teaser clip via his own Facebook page, alongside the caption: “Saying goodbye is always hard. But there’s always a door that opens to new beginnings….. This is our new guitar player… He will be revealed on the new tour.”
Check it out and see if you can recognise those limber digits, below.
Saying goodbye is always hard. But there's always a door that opens to new beginnings….. This is our new guitar player… He will be revealed on the new tour
Posted by Ronnie Radke on Friday, October 30, 2015
Gallery: Falling In Reverse – Soundwave 2015, Melbourne / Photos By Sam Murphy