STS9 has been forced to postpone their winter tour after the band announced that bassist David Murphy will be leaving their ranks.
“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,” the band shared on their website. “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.”
Murphy, who founded the band over fifteen years ago, was forced to sit out of the band several years ago for cancer treatment. But this time, it’s for artistic reasons.
“While we have had an amazing experience together, our paths are taking us in different directions creatively and personally,” he stated on Facebook. “My deepest apologies go out to all of our fans who have supported us through thick and thin. I will never be able to fully express my gratitude for everything y’all have given me. I wish STS9 the best and hope to see y’all down the road…I LOVE Y’all.”
No replacement bassist has been announced as of yet. STS9’s next scheduled performance is set for late March at the McDowell Mountain Music Festival in Phoenix, Arizona.