Jackson Rathbone Tweeted some sad news today: he is no longer a member of 100 Monkeys. I was able to see him play with the band twice, and loved both shows so much. The energy, the vibe and the undeniable talent was remarkable.
Earlier today Jackson Tweeted the following:
“Sadly, I am no longer playing with 100 Monkeys… My passion for music continues and hope to have something new you guys can hear very soon. Love and respect, -Jackson.”
You will be missed! Best of luck to you – and to the remaining members of 100 Monkeys!
EDIT: Here is the official statement from the official 100 Monkeys website:
Hey folks, 100 Monkeys has some news. Due to demands on their personal lives and professional careers, our good friends
Jackson Rathbone and Jerad Anderson will be leaving the band as active members. We have much love for both and wish them well, and they will always be welcome if they should ever decide to drop in on any future shows, or make appearances on recordings. The last four years of albums, tours and other projects have truly been fantastic, and the legacy they leave behind in their work will be remembered in all of our future endeavors. We wish them the best in their future projects and anticipate great new things to come.
Ben Johnson, Ben Graupner, and Lawrence Abrams will continue with 100 Monkeys and will be working onward with the release of the band’s new single “City of Bones,” March 12th, and a set of shows in Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, and Las Vegas starting this April. We will be playing these as a five-piece and will announce the names of the accompanying musicians shortly.
We really can’t tell you how much we love all of you. It is an absolute honor to have received the support and encouragement you have given us through the years, and from all of us we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We look forward to many more shows, albums,videos, books, and god knows what else we will come up with, and we look forward to sharing it with the people that matter the most, all of you.