NewsJuly 8, 2024 8:44 PM ET2,956 views

Eugene Robinson exits Oxbow due to irreconcilable differences

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Vocalist Eugene Robinson has exited Oxbow, the group he co-founded in 1988 alongside Nico Wenner, leading to the abrupt cancellation of the final five shows of their European tour last month.

Robinson announced his departure via his Substack, sharing:

While I don't feel that my life is being threatened, my physical life, I do feel, under the weight of irreconcilable differences, none of them aesthetic or musical, that I now must leave OXBOW. Recent circumstances have caused me several dark nights of the soul and while it feels/seems crazy to kill my involvement in that which I started, I think it necessary so that maybe a kind of healing can take place that will make OXBOW a comfortable place for me to be again. If not, then not.

So the last five shows of the tour were scrapped and I'm sitting in a cheap hotel in Fuengirola, Spain, thinking of how the band began, and how the last video we just released from Love's Holiday was so aptly named. "All Gone" it was and perhaps seems to be.

So that's where we are, and this is where I am. For the first time in just about forever I don't have any idea of what to do. I've always envisioned that by bringing OXBOW to the masses I was engaged in what might crazily be considered G-d's work. Bring me your lonely, downtrodden and so on…a tribe for people who have no tribes. Sure I've punched people in the face at our shows before but this was usually a course correction for people who thought punching me in the testicles was sexy.

However, the very real prospect that we might have contributed to the misery of the world makes me sick to my stomach.

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