Paramore has announced that Jeremy Davis, the bassist with the band for 10 years, is leaving the group. The best-selling rock group will continue without Davis, as they noted in a Facebook message to fans on Monday night (Dec. 14).
Read the full message below:
These last few years have held some of the most fulfilling moments we’ve had yet... as people, as friends, and as a band. The Self-Titled era was one that we knew would be important for us but also one we'd eventually have to move on from. In moving forward, there is growth, pain, and change... and sometimes the change is not at all what you hoped for. We’ve written and re-written this countless times and there’s just not a good way to put it... Jeremy is no longer going to be in the band with us. To be honest, this has been really painful. After taking time to consider how to move forward, we ultimately found that we really do believe Paramore can and should continue on. And so we will.
We’re really thankful for the people who have helped see us through hard times before and what we’ve discovered is that those people are just as much a part of this as we will ever be. We’re hopeful for Paramore’s future and we’re also excited for what Jeremy’s going to do next. Thank you all for your support and your belief in us. It’s kept us going. We will see some of you really soon on Parahoy. If you’re not coming on the cruise, we will still see you in 2016.
Since 2010, Paramore was composed of Davis, frontwoman Hayley Williams and guitarist/percussionist Taylor York. In 2010, Paramore downsized from a quintet after brothers Josh and Zac Farro departed the group.
Paramore, the band's most recent album, was released in 2013 and included the hits "Ain't It Fun" and "Still Into You." The group's annual Parahoy cruise is set to kick off on Mar. 5, 2016.