Friday, February 27, 2009

Steven Page leaving Barenaked Ladies



I saw him just in time. A friend from Calgary emailed me the news that Steven Page will no longer be a part of the Barenaked Ladies. Here's the official word from the band's website:

By mutual agreement, Steven Page will be parting company with the remaining members of Barenaked Ladies. Jim Creeggan, Kevin Hearn, Ed Robertson, and Tyler Stewart will continue recording and touring together as Barenaked Ladies. Steven Page will pursue solo projects including theatrical opportunities while the band enters the studio in April 2009, and hits the road in the fall.

Page says "These guys are my brothers. We've grown up together over the past twenty years. I love them and wish them all the best in the future."

The band also wish Steven well in all of his endeavors. Ed Robertson says: "It's the start of a new chapter for all of us. Here's to the future!"

Everyone is looking forward to making new music and thanks their fans for their support.
No word as to how it will impact the group's popular Ships & Dip cruise that I was on earlier this year.

Steven Page on Ships & Dips V
Photo by Sue Frause

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