After Escape the Fate guitarist Monte Money reportedly has refused to go on tour with the band, the post-hardcore group have called in a favor to their former bassist Max Green.
According to the band’s Facebook page, current bassist T.J. Bell will move over to rhythm guitar for Escape the Fate’s tour with Five Finger Death Punch and Green will cover on bass. Not only did the band address the guitarist swap via social media, but they also expanded a bit on their feelings surrounding Money’s decision:
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!
The band assures that the lineup change is not permanent but feels confident that the modifications will be adequate to provide support for 5FDP.