Escape the Fate’s former bass player, Max Green, is set to fill in on their upcoming tour with Five Finger Death Punch following guitarist Monte Money’s refusal to tour.
Current bassist T.J. Bell will be playing rythm guitar in Money’s absense on the tour. Escape the Fate have said that there are no official lineup changes and it is only a fill in for now.
Read the band’s full statement:
"Hey guys, we know there has been some rumors going around so we wanna clear the air and give it to you the fans straight up, no bullshit or lies, so here it goes…
First and foremost you can be sure that we ARE still doing this five finger death punch tour! so, whats the problem you ask?
well, once again.. for what seems like the 100th time, Monte has refused to tour. he has let us down and left us hangin to find a replacement only a few days before our flights to the first date, this is not the first time we have been stranded without him. we are very upset but still would like to apologize to all of you for his actions. we have been let down just as much as you, the fans, have been let down.
Without airing out too much dirty laundry about this (yes, more details will surface very soon), there is something positive coming out of this situation! not only have we found someone more than capable to fill the roll [sic] for the road (not a replacement), T.j is going to be moving to rhythm guitar and we are excited to announce that Max Green will be returning to Bass!!! (which would have NEVER been previously possible because someone refused to tour if he was with us)
But on a good note, we are all very hyped for this tour and can’t wait to see you all! once again we are very sorry to those of you who are upset about this news but our hands are tied on this one, i guess there’s just never enough drama with this band, but the show still goes on! Thank you for your support.
Escape The Fate"