21st Century Goliath Part Ways with Vocalist Tony Leone
Local Charlotte rockers, 21st Century Goliath, have unexpectedly parted ways with frontman, Tony Leone. 21st Century Goliath posted the following on their Facebook page in thee wee hours of Thursday night:
“Brace Yourselves. We have some very sudden and unfortunate news: we have decided to part ways with singer Tony Leone. We tip our hat to the man who has been the voice of our band since our inception, but his path and ours must now diverge. Unfortunately this means our short term shows will have to be postponed, including our homecoming show tomorrow night at Uncle Buck’s. It sucks, because we really wanted to play for you all. Fear not though, we’ve got a plan for the time being and we’ll be working to implement it as soon as possible. I know it’s gonna be a tough pill to swallow for a lot of folks, but in the end we felt it was the right call.”
The guys were currently on tour and were about to return to North Carolina for a couple hometown shows. Those shows have now been cancelled and I assume all other shows in the future will be on hold until a replacement is found. As a friend and fan, I am saddened by this. I don’t know what the future holds for 21st Century Goliath. Your guess is as good as mine. Let’s hope these guys have some tricks up their sleeves. Knowing guitarist, Scott Roby, I have a feeling there is a plan.