Motionless In White have officially split with their bassist of seven years, Devin “Ghost” Sola. As a result of this break, former bassist, TJ Bell, will be taking his place for their slates performances at Vans Warped Tour this summer. There is no word on who will be permanently taking his place.
Devin Sola wrote his own post to his fans via his Instagram account. According to his post, he states that he is experiencing a major shift, and that a “multitude of circumstances made it extremely difficult for me to hold on to my connection with so many.” He goes on to say, “This began to take a toll on my psyche and at the hardest of times caused me to experience fatigue, overwhelming anxiety and depression.”
The bassist’s remarks reflect nothing but support and admiration for his former band mates and crew. He expresses, “I am incredibly fortunate for everything I have experienced and truly blessed for having such amazing and talented individuals in my life. You influenced me to be my strongest and helped me when I was at my weakest. I can’t thank you enough and love you all.”
Above all, Devin Sola wanted to thank his fans for their support. The bassist writes: “You poured your hearts out and I consider myself so lucky to be a part of the community you invited me into. You truly are the driving force. Many of you continuously touched my heart with your dedication, creativity and passion. You are the fire that kept me burning throughout these past seven years and I will never forget that. I will continue to hold onto the love and energy you have all so graciously given me and place it in a positive, new environment for myself. Thank you.”
Official Motionless In White statement (via their Facebook page):
We regret to inform you that Motionless In White and long time bassist Devin “Ghost” Sola are parting ways. It has been a pleasure to have spent the past 7 years on the road around the world with Devin creating lifelong memories. We wish him nothing but the best as he enters the next chapter of his life. For more information please see Devin’s social pages @lonesomeghosts.
We will still be performing on every single date of the upcoming Vans Warped Tour 2018 and are excited to announce that ex-Motionless member TJ Bell will be filling in on bass for the duration of the tour.
Thank you for your understanding, and thank you Devin for your dedication, creativity, and all that you have contributed towards Motionless In White for the past 7 years.