Frontman plays first show since he announced he will be leaving the band

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Gallows frontman Frank Carter made his first appearance with the band since he announced he would be leaving at the end of their UK tour, at Sonisphere this afternoon (July 9).

Carter, who issued a statement saying he was leaving the band last night (July 8), dedicated multiple songs to his bandmates and all those who had supported Gallows. He also said of his departure: “I’ve parted ways with the boys, it’s for the best, we’re all fucking happy, we’re doing this so we can make the best music we can.”

The frontman also dedicated the band’s track ‘Gold Dust’ to the News Of The World’ and joked: “If you want to find out the real story with these boys, just hack my phone.”

Gallows played a set which drew from their two albums, with Carter, who was wearing a t-shirt from his new band Pure Love, whipping circle pits from the crowd throughout the show.

The band were also joined by members of Kids In Glass Houses, their manager Craig Jennings and Radio 1 DJ Daniel P.Carter during the closing ‘Orchestra Of Wolves’.

Gallows played:

‘Misery’
‘Leeches’
‘London Is The Reason’
‘Come Friendly Bombs’
‘Abandon Ship’
‘Gold Dust’
‘I Dread The Night’
‘In The Belly Of A Shark’
‘Orchestra Of Wolves’

Sonisphere continues today with sets from You Me At Six, Weezer and headliners Biffy Clyro.

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