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Pentatonix Pay Tribute To Avi Kaplan On Stage During Their Last Concert Together (Video)

Pentatonix Pay Tribute To Avi Kaplan On Stage During Their Last Concert Together (Video)

Pentatonix gather up for one last hug as a quintet with Avi Kaplan during their concert earlier this week in Vermont.

The concert marked their last ever performance together with Avi before he left the group. He announced he was leaving earlier this summer.

“Tonight was my last show with PTX. it is a night I will never forget. It is the end of a chapter and the beginning of one, for me and for all of us. I can’t tell you how much I love and appreciate each and everyone of you,” he wrote on Twitter just moments after stepping off stage.

Avi continues, “The outpouring of love today and tonight has been beyond humbling. I’ll never ever have the words to truly express what you all mean to me. You all have made my dreams come true.

“I would’ve have imagined in a million years experiencing all I have and connecting with all the people I have. Every moment has been a blessing. As I leave this chapter, I want you to know that I’ll always do my best to bring light with my voice and music.

“I will put everything I have into what I do next. I will never forget all you’ve done for me and all of us in PTX. Maybe someday all 5 of us will sing together again like old times, but until then, I’m standing by. Always.”

Watch Pentatonix‘s final performance with Avi below:

Pentatonix Announces New Deluxe Christmas Album & Tour!

Pentatonix Announces New Deluxe Christmas Album & Tour!

Pentatonix is giving us life today!

The a cappella group — Kevin Olusola, Kirstin Maldonado, Mitch Grassi, and Scott Hoying — just announced that they’re coming out with a deluxe version of their hit holiday album, A Pentatonix Christmas.

The new album will have 10 new songs on it and we can hardly wait to hear them all.

But that’s not it — Pentatonix have also revealed that they’ll be going out on tour throughout the month of December.


Check out all the dates below and watch their announcement video below!

Pentatonix Are Planning To Find A New Member To Replace Avi Kaplan

Pentatonix Are Planning To Find A New Member To Replace Avi Kaplan

The announcement that Avi Kaplan leaving Pentatonix earlier this year wasn’t just a surprise to fans, but a surprise to the group as well.

“Yea,” Kirstin Maldonado told People about if him leaving was a surprise. “But, we just want everyone to be happy.”

Kirstin also talked about what’s ahead for the group — and that means finding a new bass for the a cappella band.

“We’re going to be working on finding a new person, and it will just be a new chapter for us,” she says. “I’m looking forward to what that new chapter will be. It will be different, but I think it needs to be.”

“You’re adding a new person in and they’re going to bring whatever special quality they bring and we’re going to be transformed because of that and make a new group.”

Kirstin Maldonado Teases New Christmas Stuff is Coming For Pentatonix

Kirstin Maldonado Teases New Christmas Stuff is Coming For Pentatonix

Kirstin Maldonado is about to embark on another tour leg with Pentatonix and we can’t wait!

The singer recently opened up during her Build Series appearance about the future of the group and new music from them, too.

“We’re just going to put on a great show and enjoy what those songs are and we’ll be adding in some new songs,” she shared.

And don’t worry, new Christmas covers and songs are coming too!

“We’re going to be doing some Christmas stuff after as well, because we love Christmas,” Kirstin says.

If you missed it, check out Pentatonix‘s latest cover and click inside to see all the group’s upcoming tour dates!

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Pentatonix's New 'Dancing On My Own' Cover Will Make Your Day - Watch Now!

Pentatonix's New 'Dancing On My Own' Cover Will Make Your Day - Watch Now!

It’s been a minute since Pentatonix have dropped a new cover, but they’re back and JJJ couldn’t be happier about it.

The group — Kevin Olusola, Kirstin Maldonado, Mitch Grassi, and Just JaredScott Hoying — delivered an amazing cover of Robyn‘s “Dancing On My Own”. Kevin is even playing the cello in it!

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“We just wanted to take a minute to thank you all for your ongoing love and support,” Pentatonix wrote in the notes section. “It means the world to all of us!”

They add, “We hope you love it [the cover and song] as much as we do and we’re excited to share new music (and more) with you very, very soon. We love you!”

Kirstin Maldonado Says Pentatonix Will Always Support One Another In Everything

Kirstin Maldonado Says Pentatonix Will Always Support One Another In Everything

It might seem like Pentatonix is splitting up, but they’re not.

Member Kirstin Maldonado, who is just going by kirstin for her solo career, revealed that the now quartet are still going to be Pentatonix.

“They are super supportive,” she shared on The Elvis Duran Show this week. “We’re all supportive of each other’s music, I think because we like hearing each other be able to express ourselves artistically in ways we wouldn’t be able to in the group.”

Kirstin adds that kicking off her solo career is a little weird without the group all around her.

“I’m always like where is everyone? I feel like I’m showing up to places and I’m like where is everyone?” she laughs. “Generally, it’s like obviously, there are five of us total, but then we have the people around us, so it’s like a big crowd like we walk in and with like an entourage in a way… No, it’s just me and my pals… It’s really amazing too.”

Kirstin adds that working with an entirely new band and people is still really exciting.

“It’s still like the energy is on stage and who you are performing with it’s just different. It’s really fun, I love it, it’s been really cool.”

If you missed it, listen to kirstin‘s new EP, LOVE below!

Pentatonix Isn't Breaking Up, Kirstin Maldonado Says

Pentatonix Isn't Breaking Up, Kirstin Maldonado Says

Avi Kaplan has stepped back from the band and Kirstin Maldonado has a new solo single out — but that doesn’t mean Pentatonix is breaking up.

“We’re not broken up,” Kirstin dished to ET while promoting her song, “Break A Little”.

She adds, “Honestly, we just want the best for each other … We’ve been a family for the past 6 years, and we’re all just taking new chapters as it comes, as life changes, as life comes at us.”

“I fulfill a part of myself in Pentatonix,” Kirstin continued. “And then, we can all step away individually, and do the specific things we like, because we’re all so different in musical tastes.”

Singer Avi Kaplan Is Leaving Pentatonix - Watch His Touching Video Here

Singer Avi Kaplan Is Leaving Pentatonix - Watch His Touching Video Here

Avi Kaplan has decided to step back from Pentatonix for a bit.

The bass singer revealed the news in a new video on the a capella group’s Facebook page and revealed his plans going forward.

“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,” Avi shares in a touching note to fans. “This morning, I announced that I will be taking a step back from PTX.”

He adds, “I’ve struggled with this decision a lot. It has been the hardest decision I’ve ever had to make in my life. Before I explain why, I want you all to know that the past 6 years have been the most unbelievable years of my life. The things we’ve accomplished, the places we’ve seen, the people we’ve touched with our music… It surpasses anything that I could have ever dreamed up for my life.”

His reason is a good one – family time.

“It’s been hard for me not to be with my family and friends when I need them or when they need me. It’s been hard to not be able to escape into nature when I’m feeling overwhelmed or just need some time to myself.”

Avi continues, “I do want you all to know that I’m still going to be doing music and I’m going to be doing it with my whole heart. I will ALWAYS do my best to lift others up with my voice. I hope that you’ll all support my decision and that you can understand where I’m coming from. And regardless of anything, I just want to thank you for all that you’ve given to me. I have been so unbelievably blessed and humbled to be a part of all your lives in any way and I wanted you to hear this from me. From my voice. And from my heart.
I love you all deeply and I thank you for everything. Truly.

Avi will still be performing at Pentatonix‘s upcoming shows.