NEWS: Against Me! reunite with bassist, Andrew Seward!

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Having originally left punk rockers Against Me! in 2013, former bassist Andrew Seward has now officially rejoined his bandmates after a few live shows together with them recently.

Seward left the band five years ago, citing that he had “reached a point where I need to focus on other things.”

The news of him being welcomed back into the group was confirmed by frontwoman Laura Jane Grace via Instagram.

As some people may have noticed there’s been some change happening within @againstme recently and the shows we played in Detroit, Cleveland and Lansing a week ago were Andrew’s first shows back with the band in over 5 years. I don’t really know how to succinctly explain the reasons behind this happening so I’m going to pass on trying. All I want to say is that I love Inge, am forever thankful for our time playing together and what I learned from it and wish him nothing but the best in life. Been going through a period of great change in general lately and this is probably not the last time this year I’m going to have to ask that people be understanding of a choice made, there’s no maliciousness behind my intentions, I just gotta go after what I want. We head back out on tour again last week of July and 1st week of August. Dates in my bio! Photo by @joeleonard

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“As some people may have noticed there’s been some change happening within Against Me! recently and the shows we played in Detroit, Cleveland and Lansing a week ago were Andrew’s first shows back with the band in over 5 years. I don’t really know how to succinctly explain the reasons behind this happening so I’m going to pass on trying. All I want to say is that I love Inge, am forever thankful for our time playing together and what I learned from it and wish him nothing but the best in life. Been going through a period of great change in general lately and this is probably not the last time this year I’m going to have to ask that people be understanding of a choice made, there’s no maliciousness behind my intentions, I just gotta go after what I want.”

At the time of writing, there’s no news regarding a follow-up to 2016’s ‘Shape Shift With Me’, the band’s latest full-length record.