Sadly, STS9 have just announced their bassist David Murphy will no longer be in the band. He cites personal and creative differences for the breakup leaving us to believe it didn’t end on the best of terms. The band will be postponing their extensive winter tour dates through February. Read the official statement from David Murphy:

It is with a very sad and heavy heart that I announce I am parting ways with STS9. While we have had an amazing experience together, our paths are taking us in different directions creatively and personally. My deepest apologies go out to all of our fans who have supported us through thick and thin. I will never be able to fully express my gratitude for everything y’all have given me. I wish STS9 the best and hope to see y’all down the road…I LOVE Y’all

Read the official statement from the other band members below:

In life, the only constant is change. We try to embrace this in our music and in our lives and its in this spirit that we announce STS9 and bassist David Murphy are parting ways. We are postponing our upcoming winter tour dates through February. We’ll miss David and wish him the best on his journey ahead.

To our fans, we can’t thank you enough for your understanding and continuous support. We are thrilled for the future of STS9 and can’t wait to share it with you.

From the bottom of our hearts, thank you!

-Hunter, Jeffree, Phipps & Zach

This begs us to ask the question, who could possibly replace David Murphy?