Viola Beach’s Debut Album Claims Number 1 On The Official Albums Chart
Families of the band thank supporters: “That fateful night in Sweden will not now define their lives”
Viola Beach’s debut album has entered at Number 1 on the Official Albums Chart, as fans pay tribute to the band this week.
The families of the band and their manager said in a statement:
“The tragedy that ended Craig, Jack, Kris, River & Tom’s lives in Sweden and the pain and sense of loss will never leave us. By sending the Viola Beach album to Number 1 the public have sent out an important message to the world.
“The tragic circumstance that met Viola Beach and their manager Craig that fateful night in Sweden will not now define their lives. What will now define their lives and what they will be remembered for, forever, is the music they were so passionate about making together.
“For that, we will be eternally humbled and ever thankful to every single person who by buying this glorious album has invested in their lasting musical legacy. The pain will never leave us but neither will the affection shown by every fan. Maybe one day that affection will live longer in the memory than the pain.
So from us all, a simple but heartfelt ‘thank you’.”