On Friday evening, Walk Off The Earth made the announcement that band member Ryan Marshall would be leaving.
In a two-part message, Sarah Blackwood, Joel Cassady and Gianni Luminati wished Marshall well on his “new journey.”
“Sharing the last 13 years with him on stages across the world has been an immense honour, and he will forever remain a member of the WOTE family,” they said. “We are looking forward to this new chapter of the WOTE story and we wish Marshall nothing but the best on his new journey.”
Marshall then shared his message.
“This past year, with its high highs and low lows, has brought me to a place where I need to step away from the band, at least for now, and reconnect with myself and my music,” he wrote.
“It’s truly a privilege to have been on this wild ride with you for the last 13 years and I hope you can support and join in a new journey for myself and Walk Off The Earth,” he added while thanking his band members and fans.
It has been nearly one year since their fellow musician Mike “Beard Guy” Taylor died of natural causes.
See the video below for the memorial concert that was held in his honour: