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A Day I Thought I Would Never See

Now showing at the top of the BNL website:

By mutual agreement, Steven Page will be parting company with the remaining members of Barenaked Ladies. Jim Creeggan, Kevin Hearn, Ed Robertson, and Tyler Stewart will continue recording and touring together as Barenaked Ladies. Steven Page will pursue solo projects including theatrical opportunities while the band enters the studio in April 2009, and hits the road in the fall.

Page says "These guys are my brothers. We've grown up together over the past twenty years. I love them and wish them all the best in the future."

The band also wish Steven well in all of his endeavors. Ed Robertson says: "It's the start of a new chapter for all of us. Here's to the future!"

Everyone is looking forward to making new music and thanks their fans for their support.

This is incredibly sad news to me; it makes me sad as I was happy when the Phillies won the World Series. In my world, other bands break up -- not BNL.

BNL just won't be the same without him.
 

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domesticholly
Feb. 25th, 2009 10:46 pm (UTC)
I gasped aloud when I read this post. Sad news indeed. I was really hoping to see them all in concert sometime too.
domesticholly
Feb. 25th, 2009 10:55 pm (UTC)
And, I should add, I'm sorry for you too. I know how much the band their music meant to you.
thetalkingmoose
Feb. 28th, 2009 12:09 am (UTC)
Thanks. There is still some chance that you can see them all in concert sometime -- it will probably just have to wait until they have some sort of reunion tour 10-15 years from now.
wimsey70
Feb. 25th, 2009 10:52 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry you're upset. -hug-
thetalkingmoose
Feb. 28th, 2009 12:11 am (UTC)
Thanks. :-)
tournevis
Feb. 25th, 2009 11:50 pm (UTC)
*hugs*
thetalkingmoose
Feb. 28th, 2009 12:11 am (UTC)
Thanks. :-)
xreesex
Feb. 26th, 2009 02:42 pm (UTC)
Was he the one who got into trouble recently? Is that why he's leaving the band?
thetalkingmoose
Feb. 28th, 2009 12:10 am (UTC)
Yes, he's the one who got in trouble recently. It's not the reason he's leaving the band, but it started the chain of events that led to his departure.
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