Their biggest hit was 185 million YouTube games: a popular band is grieving for one of their members. And announce a remarkable action.
Burlington / Munich – Mike "Beard Guy" Taylor is dead. That's what his band Walk Off The Earth announced last week. "With deep sadness, we announce the death of our beloved brother and bandmate Mike, Beard Guy Taylor. Mike had a love for life that was second to none and a will that went far beyond normal."
The band also confirms that the cause of death was natural. "He died peacefully in peaceful sleep," the statement said. "Our deepest sympathy goes to his two children, whom he ran more than anything else in the world. We ask for the privacy of his family at this time." How old Mike Taylor has been, was not reported.
Who's gone from the earth? The band's name couldn't tell much. But their biggest hit: With an unusual cover version of "Someone I used to know," they collected more than 185 million hits on YouTube. Special Feature: The five band members played simultaneously on the same guitar.
It was followed by other Internet hits, such as a cover of "I knew you were trouble" (Taylor Swift) with 35 million YouTube calls. And also own songs. On Facebook, the band has more than three million fans. Only in April they played concerts in Germany, for example in the Columbiahalle in Berlin, designed for up to 3,500 people. And internationally even before far more fans.
Walk Off Earth Advertisement concert for Mike "Beard Guy" Taylor
The recently announced concert is one in honor of late Mike Taylor. "Many thanks to everyone for your support during this time. We are looking forward to honoring our good friend and brother with you all next Sunday," write Walk Off The Earth on Facebook and announce a concert in Burlington, Ontario, USA. which will also contain other bands.
The concert post has a collage of buttons and face and head silhouette by Mike Taylor. His distinctive style probably earned him the nickname "Beard guy".
Some time ago, the following tour dates for Germany have been announced:
26.06.2019 | Munich | Tollwood
29.06.2019 | Berlin Columbia
01.07.2019 | Hamburg | city park
03.07.2019 | Abenberg | Mount Abenberg
07.07.2019 | Stuttgart | MB concert summer
09.07.2019 | Bonn | Lawn art!
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