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Victory In Numbers Vocalist Announces Departure

Victory In Numbers' vocalist Nick Passio has announced his departure from the band.

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"I’ve always dreamed of being on stage at Warped Tour. I’ve always dreamed of touring the country. I’ve always dreamed of releasing a record. Thankfully, all of these came true in 2010, but, it was a long journey to get there. It started at our first show in a bowling alley in Philadelphia, took years to build our fanbase, and cumulated on September 21st, 2010 with the release of ‘Killing. Mourning. Love’.

To say that my musical journey has been difficult is an understatement. As a band, Victory In Numbers lost members to lack of interest, lack of heart, and even death – but we soldiered on. We kept going because we had a neighborhood, no, an entire city rooting for us. This is something I will never forget, nor take for granted. So, too, has my life journey been a difficult and unpredictable one.

My life changed on September 4th, 2004, and became complete on September 3rd, 2009 with the birth of my children. At 21 years old, I had to find a way to get out of my mothers’ basement and become a provider. Suddenly I had to be more than the frontman on stage. I had to be more than the benefactor of a decade performing around the Philadelphia music circuit. And after the last two years of trying to break this band out of the northeast and onto the global musical map, my outlook is a bit different.

Life on the road is fun and exhilarating, but financially difficult for someone in my position. Making ends meet has become increasingly difficult, so it is with an extremely heavy heart that I announce my departure from Victory In Numbers. For the last 15 years, this band has been my life, but there are people that need me now, and I am happy to take on the new challenge of giving my family the best possible life.

I’ve loved every second of being the voice of this band. I thank all of my Philadelphia friends and fans who were there from the beginning, as well as all the new friends and fans, and bands I met around the country. This was an amazing ride for me, and new and more amazing things are awaiting the band in the future. Brian, Joe, and Bruce will keep this dream going, and, in the true nature of this band, will hurdle this adversity and come out better for it. I love them three guys and will be in the front row at their shows, and continue to be as much of a help to their endeavors as I can.

This is also not the last you will hear from me. I will forever continue to write and record music, and if anyone wants to contact me for advice, tips, or you just have a question about the journey, I’d love to talk to you. I do urge that this is not because of in-fighting, or a big blowout argument. This was a difficult decision I had to make for the greater good, and frankly, I’m so much more focused and more present in the lives of my children than I’ve ever been. Brian, Joe, and Bruce will continue to be my best friends as they always were, and I hope everyone will continue to support them as they begin this new chapter in global domination.

Thank you everyone!

Nick Passio"

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