Paramore founder member Jeremy Davis quits band

Band describe split as "really painful" but vow to continue as two-piece

Paramore bassist Jeremy Davis has left the band.

Davis, pictured above, has been a member of the band since 2005 and has played on all four of Paramore’s studio albums. The band announced the news via a Facebook statement, confirming that they will continue as a two-piece with lead singer Hayley Williams and guitarist Taylor York.

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Describing the split as “really painful” the statement continues: “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.”

Davis is not the first member of Paramore to leave the band. Brothers Josh and Zac Farro departed in 2010.

Paramore’s latest album ‘Paramore’ was released in April 2013. Earlier this year Williams cast doubt on the immediate future of the pop-punk band, stating that she has “no idea what is next” for the group.

Paramore’s first live appearance without Davis will take place on their PARAHOY cruise, which takes place in March next year.

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