Teenage Fanclub part ways with co-founder Gerard Love
Teenage Fanclub have parted ways with founding bassist, co-vocalist, and co-songwriter Gerard Love, who was responsible for some of their best songs over their nearly-thirty year career. They announced dates in Japan, Australia, Hong Kong, and New Zealand, along with a statement that reveals the news. It reads:
In relation to [the tour] we have another announcement to make. Gerard Love will not be with the band for these dates, or any other shows beyond those we are playing this year. His last show with the band will be on November 15th at the Electric Ballroom in London. Following discussions within the band going back several months there is a continuing and sadly unresolvable difference of opinion on whether the band should proceed with proposed touring plans, so after that London show Gerry will be separating from the band, and Teenage Fanclub will be continuing without him. The band wish Gerry all the best in his future musical endeavours.
However, all of us are looking forward to the shows we’ll be playing this year, and in particular to making sure the 3-night shows in October and November will be something special. To that end, joining us for those dates will be Brendan O’Hare and Paul Quinn.
All dates, tickets, and more info here.
The band recently reissued five classic albums. Those upcoming UK shows -- which will be their last with Gerry Love -- are billed as "Songs from the Creation Years" and they're doing three nights each in Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham and London with the first night focused on ‘91-’93, night 2 being ‘94-’97 and night 3 for ‘98-’00.
Watch the video for Gerry Love's "Star Sign" from Teenage Fanclub's classic Bandwagonesque below.