There were two big announcements from Joanna Gruesome today. First, singer Alanna McArdle has left the band, citing mental-health issues. She wrote: "Lately, my mental health problems have become a lot worse and I've gone through a pretty shitty time. I've realised I need to actually take some time out to focus on some kind of 'recovery', so I won't be singing in Joanna Gruesome anymore. I hate to sound cheesy but the time I had in jgro was life-changing. I made friends with so many amazing people, had the chance to play with some of my favourite bands, went to places I'd never been before (metaphysically and geographically) and pissed off a lot of men in the process. I am really proud of everything I've done with the band, especially Peanut Butter, and I think we've made some really great records. Thanks to everyone who ever put up with me on tour, and anyone who stopped any assholes from hurting other people at our shows xo" Read the complete statement here.
The other big news of the day: Joanna Gruesome is going on tour in support of latest album Peanut Butter. The band will headline an all-ages show at The Echo on Tuesday, November 10. Tickets for this show will go on sale this Thursday, June 4, at 12:00 p.m. via Ticketfly for $10.00 to $12.00 each plus service fees. Click below to see the new Joanna Gruesome lineup in Echo Park this fall!
BUY TICKETS: November 10th: Joanna Gruesome at the Echo