Black Country, New Road frontman Isaac Wood leaves the band days before the release of the new album

We have some news to share regarding the future of the band. Please read on for more information on upcoming shows, but it seems fair to deliver this message from Isaac first.

Hello everyone, I have bad news is that I also feel sad and scared. And I tried to pretend that wasn’t true, but it’s the kind of feeling of sadness and fear that makes it hard to play guitar and sing at the same time. Together we wrote songs and then performed them which at times was an amazing action but not anymore it’s all about me not feeling so good and that means from now on I won’t be no longer a member of the group. To be clear: This is completely in spite of six of the greatest people I know, who were and are sparklingly wonderful. If you’re reading this, you may have seen some of that. It has been a great pleasure and I would like to say the words “Thank you” to everyone.

“So that’s how things would be if I had invented the fing-longer.” – Professor Hubert J. Farnsworth, Anthology of Interest I

Unfortunately, these circumstances mean that we have to cancel The Roundhouse show next week, the US tour and the April tour. We know many of you have been looking forward to seeing us live for a long time and want to thank you for being so patient with the cancellations so far. We’re sorry to let you down and not be able to perform our new album for you – we’re all immensely proud of it and hope you enjoy ‘Ants From Up There’ nonetheless.

Although Isaac is no longer in the band, the rest of us will continue to make music together as Black Country, New Road. In fact, we have already started working on it.

The things we will miss about working with Isaac are too many and varied to list here, but listening to the music we made together, I’m sure you’ll understand at least a few of them. It would be hard to overstate how much our experiences as a band have affected us. In fact, it’s hard to say anything coherent about what we managed to do. But it was certainly the greatest privilege to do it all together, as seven friends.

As mentioned earlier, the rest of us are working on new Black Country, New Road material in the future. We hope to keep you updated on new music and everything that goes with it (shows included) very soon.

Thank you to everyone who has supported us and to those who continue to do so. Here’s to love and friends and the future

BC,NR xxx