Lush announced their reunion has come to an end. The news isn't all that surprising -- last month original bassist Phil King announced his departure, and though the band told fans they were looking for a replacement it seemed likely the end was near. In the statement, Lush thanked fans for their support and revealed they'll play their final show November 25th at Manchester Academy with Michael Conroy (Modern English) helping out on bass.
Read the official statement from Lush below:
"It’s been a fantastic year for Lush. We received an incredible reception to our Blind Spot EP and the three beautiful career-spanning 4AD releases, sold out two Roundhouse shows, toured North America with great success and had a ball at our European festival appearances. It’s been wonderful to revisit our old music and to create new material.
However, it is now time for us to return to our families and homes, and bring our time together as a band to a close. We offer heartfelt thanks to all our fans – this reunion would never have happened without your overwhelming support and dedication.
We would like to take this opportunity to announce that, for our last-ever performance at Manchester Academy on November 25th, Emma, Miki and Justin will be joined by former 4AD label mate Michael Conroy, bass player for Modern English. As with Justin’s involvement, Michael playing with Lush has a special significance for us as he was a very close friend of Chris’s."
Published November 15th, 2016