Lonely The Brave: Sänger David Jakes gibt Ausstieg bekannt

Seit Jahren zählen Lonely The Brave zu den erfolgreichsten britischen Rock-Bands. Nicht nur ihr Debüt The Day’s War, sondern auch Nachfolger Things Will Matter erreichte Platz 1 der Rock Charts, hinzu kommen etliche (Headliner-)Touren, ausverkaufte Konzerte und gespielte Shows auf der Mainstage der Festivals in Reading und Leeds sowie der Support von Bruce SpringsteenNeil Young und Biffy Clyro.
Gestern gab Sänger David Jakes nun bekannt, er würde die Band aus gesundheitlichen Gründen verlassen.
“I’m writing this with the news that I’ve decided to call it a day with Lonely The Brave.
I’m afraid the problems I’ve been having, with touring and playing live, have made things really difficult concerning my mental health side of things. Sorry I couldn’t push on through it.
To the LTB boys… Thank you fellas for the amazing time I had with you! All the very best with the band going forward. It was a helluva ride. Thanks Wez, James and Mease.
Most of all thank you to everyone I saw at the gigs and spent their money on the music I was part of. It meant so much!
I’ll be the sky and you be the bird, Dave x“
Lonely The Brave werden dennoch weitermachen und haben auch schon an den Arbeiten ihres dritten Albums begonnen.
Ihr Statement:
“It is with heavy hearts that we announce Dave’s departure from Lonely The Brave. As a brother in music, vocalist and co-founder of the band, he has been integral to everything we’ve done. These times have been life defining for all of us and it’s been a privilege to have shared them with one of the best singers of our generation.
We will miss Dave greatly as a musical collaborator but remain great friends – health and well-being have to be a priority so we fully understand and respect his decision. We’ll all be eternally grateful for the support we have received over the last few years, we will cherish the memories of sharing a stage with Dave, and sharing the experience with everyone who has come to see us. This is not the end of Lonely The Brave. The four of us will continue with a new vocalist and we plan to begin the search as soon as possible. We shall return to the live arena when the time is right and will be continuing to work on new material in the meantime.  Thank you for all the love and support, see you very soon.
Mark, Mo, Ross and Bush