Published Mar 11, 2016Seattle indie folk outfit the Head and the Heart have revealed that vocalist/guitarist Josiah Johnson won't be joining the band on their upcoming tour dates, as he will be focusing on battling and recovering from addiction.
In a Facebook update today, the band wrote that Johnson will take leave from the band "for as long as it takes for him to feel solid and whole again," thanking listeners for "providing him with love, support and the privacy he needs to be strong on his journey."
"This is not an easy thing for us as he is very much a part of our family," the band continued. "Josiah continues to be a strong presence within the band, working with us to choose someone to temporarily fill in for him at the shows."
The post also noted that the band are hard at work on a new record. Their upcoming live dates include a stop at the Winnipeg Folk Fest in early July.
Read the full statement from the band below.