Jeremy Davis has parted ways with Paramore, according to a post on the band’s Facebook page. The bassist was a founding member in 2004.
“These last few years have held some of the most fulfilling moments we’ve had yet… as people, as friends, and as a band,” the statement reads. “The Self-Titled era was one that we knew would be important for us but also one we’d eventually have to move on from. In moving forward, there is growth, pain, and change… and sometimes the change is not at all what you hoped for. We’ve written and re-written this countless times and there’s just not a good way to put it… Jeremy is no longer going to be in the band with us. To be honest, this has been really painful. After taking time to consider how to move forward, we ultimately found that we really do believe Paramore can and should continue on. And so we will. 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.”
Davis had previously left the band in 2005, only to return in 2007 to tour behind their second album, Riot!. His departure leaves the outfit as a duo, with lead vocalist Hayley Williams as the only original member of the band. A replacement bassist has not been named, though they are still planning their Parahoy! cruise and other 2016 tour dates.