Last Saturday, Franchise took the stage and tore up their set as a part of Hot Blood‘s record release show at Asbury Lanes. Lead vocalist Tony Cincotta made mention that he plans on moving to California soon which brought about all kinds of questions about the future of Franchise. The band now shares an official statement on the matter:
“Franchise is announcing that they will be playing their last show with Tony Cincotta as lead singer on Saturday, May 3rd, at the Red Bank Rehearsal Studio in Red Bank, New Jersey. Though Tony will no longer be performing, writing, recording, or working with Franchise, the band has found a new lead singer and will be continuing on. The band plans to announce the identity of its new lead singer within the next couple of days.
Though Tony’s departure from the band is a loss, Franchise would like to make clear that there is no bad blood, no drama, and no hard feelings between either of the two parties. Tony will be moving across the country to pursue other ventures at this time in his life, and the band decided to carry on here on the East Coast with a new singer, new shows, and new material.
We wish Tony the very best of luck on the West Coast. He is a founding member of Franchise and his footprint and voice will forever be associated with our band and our sound. We’re proud of our brother for having the guts to take this huge step in his life and we hope all of his dreams come to fruition.”
Be sure to mark your calendars for what will surely be an emotional night for Franchise on Saturday, May 3rd, at the Red Bank Rehearsal Studio.