VersaEmerge Announce Departure of Bassist
With a post on their official site, the members of VersaEmerge announced that bassist Devin Ingelido, has decided to leave the band. Singer, Sierra Kusterbeck and guitarist, Blake Harnage released this joint statement:
It is with sadness that we would like to announce that May 7th will be Devin’s last show with VersaEmerge. There are absolutely no hard feelings and we 100 percent support his decision to leave and be with his wife and newborn baby. If you plan on coming out to see us on the remaining dates of the Alternative Press tour please say hello to Devin and give him a fond farewell.
VersaEmerge will continue on and as strong as ever. We are excited to head to the UK and Europe next month for our first headline tour overseas and to begin writing new songs this summer. We cannot wait to see everyone!
-Blake and Sierra
In his own statement, Devin filled fans in on why he decided to leave the band.
Four years and many memories later, it has finally come time for me to throw in my tour towel. Recently I married the love of my life and witnessed the birth of my son and find it harder and harder to leave the two most amazing things in my life. As a band we have accomplished so many things together and in no way will I regret how far we have grown as a band. With that being said, I encourage each and every one of you to continue to support Blake and Sierra through the rest of their musical endeavors as VersaEmerge. Despite me leaving I know deep in my heart that Versa will continue to translate their perspective on life and transcribe it into the amazing sounds you know and latch on to. Thank you all for all the support, love, and on going excitement you have shown the band and I through all the things that tried to bring us down. And as for me.. I will continue to pursue being the best husband and father and the rest will fall into place. God Bless!
VersaEmerge have a few more dates left on the AP Tour with Black Veil Brides and D.R.U.G.S before they head over to Europe. There has been no mention of a replacement for Devin as of yet.