Avi Kaplan from Pentatonix has announced he officially taking a step back from the group and leaving the band. In a tearful video posted to the group’s official Facebook account, Avi opened up to fans about how not being able to keep up with the pace of being in a band has truly affected him and it is the reason why he has chosen to leave PTX to solely focus on his solo endeavors as a musician.
A MESSAGE FROM AVI Hello everyone. If you haven’t yet watched the video then these words might come as a shock to you. If you have watched, know that this is exactly what I would have said in the video, if filming it wasn’t one of the toughest things I’ve ever had to do.
All of the members including Scott Hoying, Mitch Grassi, Kirstin Maldonado and Kevin Olusola sat by his side, consoling him as he choked back tears while he spoke to fans about how hard it has been for him to be away from his family when he needed them most.
The band has been together since 2011 and we are gonna miss the part he played in making the band awesome! We are glad he is still gonna tour. Can’t Wait!