Paul Wilson Quits Snow Patrol
After 18 years in the band, Paul Wilson has left Snow Patrol. Founder and frontman Gary Lightbody made the announcement on Instagram, where he also revealed that drummer Johnny Quinn has quit.
“Sorry to be the bearer of such sad news, but both Jonny Quinn and Paul Wilson have decided to leave Snow Patrol,” he wrote. “We are heartbroken they have decided to leave us, but we wish them nothing but happiness, success, joy, compassion, and everything they want in all their future endeavours.”
Wilson joined Snow Patrol in 2005, replacing Mark McClelland. And is on five of their albums: Eyes Open, A Hundred Million Suns, Up to Now, Fallen Empires, and Wildness. Before that, he was a member of Terra Diablo. He has his own project called Above As Below.
A new bassist has not been named, but Lightbody shared that the band will continue on and has a new album planned for next year.