Sydney pop punk band Heroes For Hire have announced that they have parted ways with vocalist Brad Smith, and that guitarist Duane Hazell will now be stepping up and taking over the lead vocalist role in the band.
The band posted the following statement onto their Facebook page, "Hey guys, we’ve decided to part ways with Brad and have Duane step up to the mic as our singer. Anyone who has caught us before knows that Duane has got a sick voice and we can’t wait to show you the new stuff that we’ve been working on. We’re playing a few shows in the coming weeks so come down and say hi. In addition, we will be announcing UK and Asian dates really soon!"
Smith has taken to his Twitter account to post the following about the events in a series of tweets:
"So with in 15 seconds of getting a call from getting off my flight I’ve been told heroes don’t want me in the band anymore and now know. People this isn’t some kinda joke im out of heroes end of story. Thanks to everyone that has text me or tweeted me. It’s a shitty situation but best of luck to Duane with the future of heroes! Also I just decided that I’m not going to play another show with heroes. Sorry to anyone that wanted to see it one more time."
So with in 15 seconds of getting a call from getting off my flight I’ve been told heroes don’t want me in the band anymore and now know
— Brad Smith (@bradhfh) March 5, 2013