Real Friends Part Ways With Frontman Dan Lambton
Frontman Dan Lambton has parted ways with Real Friends after 10 years with the band.
The decision is mutual according to a short statement put out by the Illinois pop-punks, with the band confirming that, “This is not the end of Real Friends. We have simply turned the page to the next chapter.”
Read their full statement below:
“To our fans and friends,
After 10 years together, we have mutually parted ways with Dan Lambton.
We have lived our dreams, toured the world, released three albums, and made countless memories together that we’ll never, ever forget.
What that future holds, we aren’t entirely sure of yet – but we are excited and optimistic. At the same time, we also wish our brother and friend Dan the best. He will continue writing with rationale., and live-streaming on Twitch.
This is not the end of Real Friends. We have simply turned the page to the next chapter.
Thank you for all your love and support.”
https://t.co/AANpdrvjRN— Real Friends (@realfriendsband) Fri Feb 14 18:00:03 +0000 2020
Dan also posted a statement of his own, explaining that, “Over time, this band has changed, evolved, and reached a place where our paths are diverging, leading us to this collective conclusion.”
Read the full post below:
“For the sake of brevity, I’ll get straight to the point. We have mutually decided that it is best for Real Friends to continue on without me. Over time, this band has changed, evolved, and reached a place where our paths are diverging, leading us to this collective conclusion.
Moving forward, I will continue to write music with rationale., livestream on Twitch, and, at the moment, it is unclear whether or not I will be able to pursue music in a full-time capacity.
Either way, I am grateful to have experienced all of the opportunities presented to us as Real Friends. We have been able to do so many amazing things and share many intimate moments with so many incredible people. For that, I am grateful.
Thank you for everything.”
I am no longer a part of Real Friends. Full statement below https://t.co/uZXVqJiJN6— Dan Lambton (@donnylumpkins) Fri Feb 14 18:00:13 +0000 2020
“I appreciate all the good vibes people have been sending my way. Haven’t been able to respond to everything yet but just know it hasn’t gone unnoticed,” he later added.
Stay tuned for more news when we have it.
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