Chris Robinson Brotherhood is undergoing some internal changes as they prepare for the forthcoming release of their next studio album, Servants of the Sun. According to a new report shared on Wednesday, the rock band has parted ways with longtime keyboardist Adam MacDougall, who had been with the group (along with the Black Crowes) since 2007. Chris Robinson Brotherhood will also spend the remainder of the year taking a break, presumably limiting the amount of live promotion behind the album.
The announcement on Thursday also comes just days before the band is scheduled to perform at the official afterparty at the inaugural BeachLife Festival in Hermosa Beach, CA on Saturday.
A statement shared by the band to go with the lineup/hiatus announcement reads, “The CRB and Adam MacDougall have parted ways. It was a great run with Adam and we wish him the best. We are looking forward to releasing our new studio album, ‘Servants Of The Sun’, on June 14 and will continue to tour through the end of July. Following which, the band will take the remainder of 2019 off.”
The announcement also arrived on the same day that the band took to their Facebook to reveal they’ve canceled their scheduled performance at New York City’s Webster Hall on October 9th. Following their appearance at BeachLife, CRB’s 2019 spring tour is scheduled to pick up again on May 16th in Kill Devil Hills, NC and continue until July 1st. The band hasn’t announced who will come on as MacDougall’s replacement for the upcoming run of shows. MacDougall is currently on tour with his other band, Circles Around The Sun, which also includes CRB guitarist Neal Casal.
The report goes on to state that the band’s scheduled appearance at this year’s LOCKN’ “is unclear”, as the event appears on both the band’s website.
Servants of the Sun is scheduled to arrive on June 14th via Robinson’s Silver Arrow Records. Fans can head to Chris Robinson Brotherhood’s website for tickets and tour information for their remaining upcoming performances.