Lonny Eagleton Joins the Black Veil Brides

Black Veil Brides

After announcing the departure of Ashley Purdy last month, the Black Veil Brides have revealed their new bassist as Lonny Eagleton. Lead singer Andy Black recently spoke with Kerrang! about the lineup change.

“Having Lonny with us has been so much fun,” Black said. “This is somebody who is a real fan – he’s got Black Veil Brides tattoos on his arm, he’s been to a million BVB shows, and he even used to daydream about playing in the band! It’s weird how the world works; I wound up meeting him through a friend, and was unaware he was such a fan of ours. I then hired him to play with me on the Andy Black Ghost Of Ohio tour [earlier this year], and I came to realise just how wonderful and talented he is.”

Eagleton shared his excitement in a tweet: “Having been a longtime dedicated fan of this band, I could not be more grateful for the opportunity to be a part of this new era. It was only a couple years ago that I was standing in the audience at their concerts, singing along, trying to catch guitar picks. To now see myself in the videos, and hear myself on the recordings is a feeling I can’t even begin to explain. I look forward to this new beginning as the newest member of Black Veil Brides.”

You can see Eagleton perform a bass playthrough for a section of the song “Saints of the Blood” here:

The bassist is already featured in two new music videos and will be joining the band on their extensive 2020 tour dates, which span from March to June including a performance at the UK’s Download Festival.

Black Veil Brides 2020 Tour Dates:

Mar 24Orlando, FLHouse Of Blues
Mar 26Atlanta, GATabernacle
Mar 27Birmingham, ALSloss Furnaces
Mar 28Cherokee, NCHarrah’s Cherokee Events Center
Mar 30Richmond, VAThe National
Mar 31Silver Spring, MDFillmore
Apr 1New York, NYTerminal 5
Apr 3Stroudsburg, PASherman Theatre
Apr 4Cleveland, OHThe Agora Ballroom
Apr 5Pittsburgh, PAStage AE
Apr 7Nashville, TNMarathon Music Works
Apr 9Columbus, OHExpress Live!
Apr 10Detroit, MIFillmore
Apr 11Chicago, ILAragon Ballroom
Apr 13Louisville, KYPalace Theatre
Apr 14Ft. Wayne, INThe Clyde Theatre
Apr 15Grand Rapids, MI20 Monroe Live
Apr 17Minneapolis, MNMyth Live
Apr 18Milwaukee, WIEagles Ballroom
Apr 19Columbia, MOBlue Note (Outdoor Stage)
Apr 21Kansas City, MOArvest Bank Center at The Midland Theatre
Apr 23Dallas, TXSouthside Ballroom
Apr 24Oklahoma City, OKCriterion
Apr 25Lubbock, TXLonestar Events Center
Apr 27Phoenix, AZComerica Theatre
Apr 28Anaheim, CAHouse Of Blues
Apr 29Los Angeles, CAThe Novo
May 1Las Vegas, NVHouse Of Blues
May 2Reno, NVGrand Theatre
Grand Sierra ResortMay 3San Francisco, CA
The WarfieldMay 5Salt Lake City, UT
The ComplexMay 6Boise, ID
Revolution CenterMay 7Portland, OR
Roseland BallroomMay 8Kennewick, WA
Toyota Center: Retter & Company TheatreMay 10Seattle, WA
Paramount TheatreMay 11Vancouver, BC
Queen Elizabeth TheatreMay 13Calgary, AL
MacEwan HallMay 15Billings, MT
First Interstate ArenaMay 16Casper, WY
Casper Events CenterMay 17Morrison, CO
Red Rocks AmphitheatreJun 4Milan, IT
AlcatrazJun 8Budapest, HU
Budapest ParkJun 12Castle Donington, UK
Download Festival

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