Photo by Ben Kaye
Two members of Band of Horses have left the group within hours of each other. Guitarist Tyler Ramsey (bottom left) and bassist Bill Reynolds (bottom center) took to their personal social media accounts to announce they’d stepped away from the indie folk rock band after 10 years.
On Instagram, Ramsey said he would “miss the beautifully dysfunctional family we became.” He also promised fans he’d be releasing a new solo album and heading out on tour in the fall. Reynolds, meanwhile, said in a Facebook post that he would be focusing his career on record producing and photography (via Binaural).
Both Ramsey and Reynolds joined Band of Horses in 2007 shortly after the release of Cease to Begin. They stuck with the band through three full-length efforts: 2010’s Infinite Arms, 2012’s Mirage Rock, and last year’s Why Are You OK. The other members of the band (Ben Bridwell, Ryan Monroe, and Creighton Barrett) have yet to publicly comment on the departures.
Read the complete messages from both Ramsey and Reynolds below.
As of now, the band is still set to kick off a hefty summer tour in just two weeks. Among the planned stops are appearances at a number of music festivals, including Alabama’s Hangout, California’s BottleRock Napa Valley, England’s End of the Road, and Sweden’s Way Out West. You can find their complete tour schedule below.
Band of Horses 2017 Tour Dates:
05/18 – Tallahassee, FL @ The Moon
05/19 – New Orleans, LA @ Joy Theater
05/20-21 – Gulf Shores, AL @ Hangout Music Festival
05/22 – El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls
05/23 – Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre
05/25 – Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre ^
05/26 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Chelsea at the Cosmopolitan
05/28 – Napa Valley, CA @ BottleRock Napa Valley Festival
08/10 – Gothenburg, SE @ Way Out West Festival
08/11 – Copenhagen, DK @ HAVEN
08/14 – Berlin, DE @ Huxley’s
08/15 – Munich, DE @ Muffathalle
08/16-17 – Saint Polten, AT @ Frequency Festival
08/19 – Hasselt, BE @ Pukkelpop
08/20 – Winterthur, CH @ Winterhurer Muskfestwochen
08/22 – Blomendaal, NL @ Caprera
08/23 – Utrecht, NL @ Ronda
08/27 – Turin, IN @ Todays Festival
08/29 – Lusanne, CH @ Les Docks
08/30 – Frankfurt, DE @ Batchkapp
09/01 – Dumfries, UK @ Electric Fields
09/02 – Dorset, UK @ End of the Road Festival
09/03 – Stradbally, IE @ Electric Picnic
09/05 – Bexhill on Sea, UK @ De La Warr Pavilion
09/06 – Cologne, DE @ Gloria
09/08 – Barcelona, ES @ Sala Apolo
09/09 – Madrid, ES @ DCode Festival
09/23 – Louisville, KY @ Bourbon & Beyond Festival