Paramore’s lead bassist, Jeremy Davis has left the band.
The news was announced yesterday (Tuesday 15th December), in a joint statement on the band’s Facebook page.
Describing the split as “really painful” the statement reads: “We’re really thankful for the people who have helped see us through hard times before and what we’ve discovered is that those people are just as much a part of this as we will ever be. We’re hopeful for Paramore’s future and we’re also excited for what Jeremy’s going to do next. Thank you all for your support and your belief in us. It’s kept us going. We will see some of you really soon on Parahoy. If you’re not coming on the cruise, we will still see you in 2016.”
Davis has been a member of the band since 2005 and has played on all four of Paramore’s studio albums, including their most recent self-titled record, which was released in 2013. Davis was also among the band’s founding members, alongside Hayley Williams, Zac Farro and Josh Farro. The Farro brothers departed from the band back in 2010.
Despite Davis’ departure, Williams and Paramore’s last remaining bandmate, Taylor York, have vowed that they will continue recording and performing as a two-piece.
Their first live appearance without Davis will take place on their PARAHOY cruise, which takes place in March next year.