Lonely The Brave have announced their first gig with new singer Jack Bennett, after the band’s former singer and co-founder David Jakes left the group.
Jakes announced his departure back in March, revealing that his mental health struggles were a key factor in his decision to leave the band.
Writing in a statement, Jakes detailed that his mental health was suffering significantly due to performance anxiety and touring, adding that he “couldn’t push on through it.”
The band confirmed that they would be continuing with a new singer, adding that Jakes was an ‘integral to everything they’ve done.’ “These times have been life-defining for all of us, and it’s been a privilege to have shared them with one of the best singers of our generation,” they wrote.
Now the band have revealed the details of their first show with the new line-up. They’ll be heading to the Omeara in London on October 13. Tickets will go on sale at 9am on August 17 and you can grab them here.
“We don’t know where to start with everything that has happened over the last 12 Months or so, so first of all we all want to say thank you to every single one of you that has messaged us with your support during this period,” they wrote in a statement today (August 15).
“Nothing worth doing is ever easy and your continued words of encouragement really have helped galvanise our belief that this band has so much more to give. It fills us with pride to say that this new chapter of our history will begin in earnest on the 13th October. The show is our way of thanking every single one of you for standing by us and understanding that this is a continuation; that the songs really are the most important part.
We hope to see friends old and new on the 13th
Lonely The Brave”
It’s expect that more tour dates will be announced soon.