DARK ANGEL Tries To Clear Up False Reunion RumorsWednesday, 4th September 2013
Due to the recent rumor-inducing statements made by estranged EX-DARK ANGEL singer Don Doty, the band is forced to offer a premature release of information.
DARK ANGEL will reform for a limited number of appearances in 2014 in the US and select festivals in Europe. These dates are still pending and have not yet been booked at this time.
The confirmed line-up for these rare and unique, select 2014 shows features Gene Hoglan (drums), Jim Durkin (guitar), Ron Rinehart (vocals) and Michael Gonzalez (bass).
The lack of responsibility that Don Doty is displaying by posting false information and unfounded rumors is creating confusion for DARK ANGEL fans. There is no “Team Don Doty” or “Team Ron Rinehart”. There is ONLY DARK ANGEL. We will not be a part of anything that damages this band and its reputation.
All future official statements will come from DARK ANGEL’s Management.
Doty made an online posting earlier this week in which he claimed that Hoglan would not take part in the DARK ANGEL reunion because Gene was “unable to make the practices” due to his “many commitments.” DARK ANGEL guitarist Jim Durkin said in a statement last month that any talk of the band’s reunion was “premature,” and added that “when I was last in the band, Ron Rinehart was my singer. And IF the band were to come back and continue. he would STILL be my singer. He was our rock when we needed him and there is NO WAY I would do this without him. He and I talk daily and are as close now as ever. If anything, all this talk has brought us all back into more frequent contact! Which is a wonderful thing.”