Bummer news, everyone. After ten years together, pop-punk outfit Real Friends and vocalist Dan Lambton have mutually decided to go their separate ways.
In a pair of statements, both Lampton and the band have promised that this isn’t the end of their own respective musical careers. Instead, just a new phase for both artists.
Lampton shared a note to fans saying:
“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 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.”
As for the remaining members of the band, Dave Knox, Kyle Fasel, Eric Haines and Brian Blake, the band stated:
To our fans and friends,
After ten years together, we have mutually parted ways with Dan Lambton.
We have lived out 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 livestreaming 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.
Stay tuned for more news from the band.