Danny Worsnop has opened up on his decision to rejoin Asking Alexandria – and he insists his solo career is still his “primary focus.”
The band confirmed Worsnop’s return on Saturday after weeks of speculation over their future. Guitarist Ben Bruce said they had split with Denis Stoff (aka Shaforostov), who only replaced Worsnop 18 months ago.
Now Worsnop has released a statement about his decision to return to the band and he insists We Are Harlot – the band he formed before leaving Asking Alexandria in the first place – will continue, as will his solo career.
Worsnop says: “Two weeks ago, I was approached with a question, if I would consider touring with my former band, Asking Alexandria, for their upcoming tour 10 Years In The Black.
“Now, keep in mind that outside occasional, ‘Hey, man, how’ve you been?’ texts, Ben Bruce and I hadn’t spoken since my departure – and the rest of the band, not at all.
“It was a long week pondering the decision and figuring out what the right thing to do was. After all, my solo album, The Long Road Home, is about to release, which is, of course, my primary focus.
“I’m also working on the new We Are Harlot record, and trying to book in as much acting work as possible.
“Eventually, the pivotal hour came about and it was time to make a decision. I took this last year off from playing and touring to find myself (pretentious) and re-evaluate my life (cliche), which I NAILED (badass).
“So, now, after almost two years, I shall be going on tour again with Asking Alexandria.”
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Worsnop says he has been rehearsing with Asking Alexandria for the last week, honing their live show ahead of the Sumerian 10 Years In The Black tour, which kicks off in Seattle on October 25. He also hints at upcoming European dates.
He says the shows will be “a journey through the band’s history” and will also feature “a new song that isn’t actually very new.”
He adds: “I’m now in a place mentally where this is something I can embrace again, with the men I started this crazy journey with. It’s a beautiful nostalgia that feels like nothing ever changed.”
On Asking Alexandria’s split with Denis Stoff, Worsnop says: “Whatever happened with Asking Alexandria and Denis Shaforostov is between them, and for them to tell.
“All I can speak to is my excitement to be working with my old and dear friends, playing music we made for a decade that we are here to celebrate.”
Worsnop’s next solo singer Mexico is released on November 1 and the second We Are Harlot album is in the works.
Asking Alexandria recorded one album with Stoff – this year’s The Black.
Sumerian Records: 10 Years In The Black tour, featuring Asking Alexandria
Oct 25: Seattle Showbox Sodo, WA
Oct 27: Spokane Knitting Factory, WA
Oct 28: Boise Knitting Factory, Idaho
Oct 29: Salt Lake City Complex, Utah
Oct 31: Omaha Slowdown, NE
Nov 01: Chicago House Of Blues, IL
Nov 04: Cleveland Agora, OH
Nov 06: Montreal Metropolis, QB
Nov 07: Toronto Phoenix, Ontario
Nov 09: Buffalo Town Ballroom, NY
Nov 10: Philadelphia Electric Factory, PA
Nov 11: Portland State Theatre, ME
Nov 12: Worcester Palladium, ME
Nov 14: New York Webster Hall, NY
Nov 15: Clifton Park Upstate Concert Hall, NY
Nov 16: Baltimore Ram’s Head Live, MD
Nov 18: Norfolk NorVa Theatre, VA
Nov 19: Charlotte Amos Southend, NC
Nov 20: Orlando Plaza Live, FL
Nov 21: Ft Lauderdale Revolution Live, FL
Nov 23: Tampa Ritz, FL
Nov 25: Houston Warehouse Live, TX
Nov 26: Corpus Christi Concrete Street Amphitheater, TX
Nov 27: Dallas Bomb Factory, TX
Nov 28: Lubbock Lone Star Pavilion, TX
Nov 29: Albuquerque El Rey Theater, NM
Dec 01: Las Vegas Brooklyn Bowl, NV
Dec 02: San Diego SOMA, CA
Dec 03: Los Angeles Wiltern, CA
Dec 04: San Francisco Regency Ballroom, CA
Dec 06: Scottsdale Livewire, AZ