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Kasabian split shock

Founding member leaves the band

Kasabian's Chris Karloff (far right)
Kasabian have parted ways with guitarist/keyboardist Chris Karloff.

The band, who are set to released their second album ’Empire’ on September 4, issued a statement via their offical website Kasabian.co.uk confirming Karloff’s departure.

The statement reads: “Karloff and the band experienced certain creative and artistic differences during the writing and recording of their second album. These irreconcilable and diverging approaches resulted in the band asking Karloff to leave the group. Karloff will pursue a musical career elsewhere.”

As previously reported by NME.COM, the band played at the recent Oxegen and T In The Park festivals without Karloff, with guitarist Jay Mehler taking over his duties.

Kasabian are now set to support The Rolling Stones on their ’A Bigger Bang’ tour in Zurich, Switzerland on August 5 and Nice in France on August 8.

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