Wed, Jan 16, 2013 at 3:25 PM by User 60 Comments

It had been our desire to keep an internal band matter just that, internal. However, after public statements by Adam we feel the need to give our fans the facts. Here’s the exact timeline of events over the past few weeks.

On December 21, 2012, Neil and Brad (via email), our manager and business manager (via federal express) received a letter from Adam's lawyer stating, "Please be advised effective immediately Adam is terminating his involvement with the band Three Days Grace. Adam has been wrestling with a health issue, outlined in the attached letter (a doctor’s letter dated December 14), which would have precluded him from touring with the band in 2013 and he wants the group to continue moving forward as they see fit while not holding them back."

As you can imagine, this came as a complete shock to us. We had just played a series of shows in Hartford and Peterborough the preceding week with no mention from Adam of any health issues or that this resignation letter was coming. We had no idea then that the December 15th Hartford show (which we played one day after the date of the doctor’s note attached to Adam’s lawyer’s letter) would be our final show with Adam as lead singer.

After receiving Adam’s lawyer’s letter, Brad sent Adam a text offering to get together to make sure that Adam’s decision was in fact the decision he wanted to make, a final decision, and to talk through any issues. As Brad said, “It would suck to end a twenty year relationship through a lawyer.” Brad’s invitation was declined by Adam via a text stating, “My decision is 100%. My relationship with Three Days Grace is over.”

We were then surprised to learn that even though we were told on December 21st that Adam was not able to tour with the band due to health concerns, he apparently planned on participating in a show on January 17 in New York City, as a solo artist.

How would you feel if you were in our shoes? Someone you had known for 20 years, whom you had grown up with, gone through ups and downs with, shared dreams with, ends that relationship as if you had known him for a single day with a letter from a lawyer.

With a new album and new tour about to begin, and music that everyone in the band is proud to play and promote, we were quickly left to come up with a way to continue what we started. We had a tour for “Transit of Venus” scheduled to start in a month, and we felt we owed it to our fans and ourselves to go through with it.

As we have said before, our fans are the best. You have stood with us through good times and bad times and you are the reason we do what we do. We appreciate more than we can say in words the support we have received during this time. This is not about choosing sides or deciding who's right or who's wrong. This is about being honest with you. Adam has made his choice and we wish him well. We care about our band, and we care about honouring our commitments to you, the fans. Three Days Grace has never been about one single band member and it never will be.

After touring is complete, we will move forward. In what shape and form, that is yet to be determined. What we can tell you is that and are excited to rock live and we can't wait to see you all on the road.


  1. Marghe avatar

    On Tue, May 20, 2014 at 9:58 AM, Marghe said:

    Hi guys, I'm a girl from Milan who has been listening to you since 13 years old. Now I'm 20 and I had grown up with your songs and the voice of Adam. You can imagine how shocked I was knowing he was gone and I am really sorry for both the sides, I just feel like a part of my life has gone with him and I even feel a bit angry about that, anyway the show must go on.
    Keep rockin' guys, I'll follow you.
    (Sorry for my ugly english)
    A huge hug for everyone.

  2. Mulehead_Jr avatar

    On Fri, May 10, 2013 at 11:59 PM, Mulehead_Jr said:

    I had no idea Adam was gone until the concert tonight. I nervously waited for the band to come out, and there was no Adam. I was then told by another artist to stop yelling or leave when I yelled "Where is Adam." Had I known I was not going to see the 3DG I had learned to love when I bought the tickets, or the shirts as I walked in, I would have NEVER spent the money...What a sham. I never would have thought I would have left a concert before it was over, especially not a 3DG, but I did. Do not waist your money if you are planning on seeing this tour. First, Breaking Benjamin and now this....

  3. Love three days grace avatar

    On Tue, Feb 26, 2013 at 3:44 PM, Love three days grace said:

    Please don't leave me here to die :(

  4. Love three days grace avatar

    On Tue, Feb 26, 2013 at 3:44 PM, Love three days grace said:

    So your just going to leave us here to die?!???!?

  5. supernaturalist2013 avatar

    On Thu, Feb 14, 2013 at 3:30 PM, supernaturalist2013 said:

    this saddens me. i love Adam. he was and always will be my idol. Keep Rockin guys.

  6. Christian avatar

    On Tue, Feb 12, 2013 at 5:39 PM, Christian said:

    Although Adam was a great lead singer, You are a group of incredibly talented musicians. Thanks for all the great music... P.S. If matt doesnt work out, I would die for a chance.. lol

  7. MattManNumber1 avatar

    On Wed, Feb 6, 2013 at 3:03 PM, MattManNumber1 said:

    I'm very happy you did the right thing for the fans, we greatly appreciate it! It obviously was worth it, as the show in Madison was a smashing success! Thank you Matt for sacrificing time and effort from your bands and projects to help 3DG have a rocking tour!

  8. Love three days grace avatar

    On Fri, Feb 1, 2013 at 5:38 PM, Love three days grace said:

    Ever since I figured out that he actually left it felt like every day more and more of me was being eating away and I feel lost. I'm very young and I feel like I reached the end of my life already. I've been eating less than usual lately, and I don't feel like doing anything and I've just been waiting away every day. I MISS YOU ADAM please come back.

  9. Cuddlebug avatar

    On Thu, Jan 31, 2013 at 11:25 AM, Cuddlebug said:

    I have listened to this band since i was almost 14. I just turned 23. Music is my passion, it helps u escape when u need to. It is your friend when u have very little to none. I grew up with three days grace and breaking benjamin. They are gone and now 3DG is short their frontman. If A7x breaks up, i'll cry. bc i love these three bands. i love watching them evolve as i have done over the years, as they have been with me. I wish he had gone about it a different way, but i can honestly say that Transit of venus is their best album yet. At least he went out with a bang. Some artists just have a solo career outside their bands, (Justin timberlake, beyonce) and still keep their ties to their bands. Why Adam chooses this route i have no idea, but i will continue to support one of my favorite bands, as well as their cute, now ex-lead singer as he progresses through his career. After all, there isnt another voice like his. Im not turning my back on Adam just bc he chooses to end his time with the band. i just hope all the photos of them dont go away bc of his being gone. He is still important to alot of people weather they want to admit it or not, their just mad bc of the way he departed. Personally, i think he didnt have a sit-down with them bc he may hate good-byes and their asking him to talk through the issues would make his decision harder. nevertheless, i continue to support him, not matter what he does, and I am just grateful for the time i had with him. Thank u Adam, gone from 3DG, but NEVER forgotten.

  10. stelixRN avatar

    On Wed, Jan 30, 2013 at 11:50 AM, stelixRN said:

    I'm still a Three Days Grace fan, I love you guysssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss!

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