Scottish alternative rock band Teenage Fanclub have announced that co-founding member Gerard Love will leave the band.
Love, who released his own solo album Electric Cables in 2012 using the alias Lightships, will leave the band following his last performance with the band at the Electric Ballroom, London, on November 15th 2018.
The bassist helped write some of the band’s most loved songs having founded the group in 1989.
“Following discussions within the band going back several months there is a continuing and sadly unresolvable difference of opinion on whether the band should proceed with proposed touring plans,” the band said in a statement. “So after that London show Gerry will be separating from the band, and Teenage Fanclub will be continuing without him.
“The band wish Gerry all the best in his future musical endeavours.”
With a string of shows set to commence, former drummers Brendan O’Hare and Paul Quinn will rejoin the band for the gigs at Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham, and London. Love will also be included in these dates.
— Teenage Fanclub (@TeenageFanclub) August 20, 2018