The Devil Wears Prada guitarist quits bandTuesday, March 17, 2015 5:16 PM PT / 7,285 views
Just hours after revealing their return to Rise Records, The Devil Wears Prada have announced the amicable departure of lead guitarist and original member Chris Rubey. The band has issued the following statement:
"At the end of October, upon completing our run of shows in Mexico, Chris decided that it was time to stay home and be with his wife and daughter. While losing a founding member might seem to be a bumpy transition to announce, we find ourselves terrifically proud and enthused to continue moving forward with touring and writing new material. The upcoming Space EP is a testament to what we're capable of and the always truthful fact that TDWP is a collective collaboration rather than any single member or component. We're happy to say that parting ways with Chris couldn't have been more amicable: we understand and wish him the very best at being with his family. "In the meantime, our good friend Kyle is playing with us: a fine gentleman and an excellent guitarist who helped out tremendously in the making of Space EP. The Zombie 5 Tour is off to a fantastic start, and we look forward to seeing all of you at an upcoming show."
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