Traitors vocalist Tyler Shelton has departed Traitors, the self proclaimed ‘nu hate’ band from Florida. In a statement posted online, Shelton says that there are things happening with the band that he doesn’t agree with. The timing is very poor for the band, as they are set to embark on their ‘NWO’ tour on February 3rd. It’s unknown if the ‘Nu World Order’ tour will go on as planned.
What’s interesting is that Shelton said that he didn’t want to leave the band but that he was essentially forced to due to things that have been going on.
“Please, understand that I didn’t want to leave because YOU guys are so insanely sweet and supportive, but there is a lot going on in my life and with Traitors that I just dont agree with, and just doesn’t feel right to me.” he said in a statement. We have yet to hear anything from the band and we will update you as we know more.
You can read his full statement here:” I have left Traitors. There’s so much to say but its all jumbled up in my head. I’m sure more will come clear when the time comes. This is very unfortunate and has been one of the toughest decisions of my entire life. I love the fans, I love you all with all my heart. You guys have humbled me more than anything that’s ever been in my life and I will always be thankful for you all. Please, understand that I didn’t want to leave because YOU guys are so insanely sweet and supportive, but there is a lot going on in my life and with Traitors that I just dont agree with, and just doesn’t feel right to me. I am moving on in my life. Music will always be a part of me. Another huge reason is that, touring is just not for me. It’s extremely mentally tolling. I am a simple man. I am a family man. I love my family, my friends, they mean the world to me. I love to be around them and grow with them. Whenever I leave home the seperation anxiety is EXTREME. I want to grow where I am. I’m 24 and still don’t have it together. This may be the end for me in Traitors, this may be the end of me touring, but music will always be apart of me. I have alot in my head I wasn’t able to get out because of the direction Traitors took. And eventually you guys will hear that EP style shit I was so proud of. As for touring, I am done. It is for some people. It is not for me. I love you guys so much, I can’t believe i’m here typing this. But I need to be happy again. I need to feel complete again. This isn’t the end. I’m right fuckin’ here. Thank you all for the absolutely overwhelming experiences.”