Published: January 14, 2014
By: Anand Harsh
Totally blindsided by the announcement, STS9 fans everywhere are shocked and saddened by the sudden departure of David Murphy, founding member and bassist for the seminal live electronic quintet.
Murph, as the talented bassist, keyboardist, and producer is affectionately called, has been a member of the band since its inception in Georgia more than a decade ago. The band recently closed out a 5-night run at The Tabernacle in Atlanta, it's home venue, and was slated to set off on a massive winter tour, which has now been pushed back to February.
It's tough to say goodbye, but the band had this to say about its decision:
In life, the only constant is change. We try to embrace this in our music and in our lives and its in this spirit that we announce STS9 and bassist David Murphy are parting ways. We are postponing our upcoming winter tour dates through February. We'll miss David and wish him the best on his journey ahead.
To our fans, we can’t thank you enough for your understanding and continuous support. We are thrilled for the future of STS9 and can’t wait to share it with you.
From the bottom of our hearts, thank you!
-Hunter, Jeffree, Phipps & Zach
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