Leftover Salmon dispel breakup rumors, take hiatus
This weekend, in a post on the band's website, Leftover Salmon dispeled rumors of its impending breakup, but informed fans the band would be taking a hiatus. After 15 years on the road and after forging-on in the wake of banjo player Mark Vann's death from cancer in 2002, the band felt it was finally time for a vacation. Here's part of the band's message to fans (for more visit www.leftoversalmon.net):
"The band is indeed going to take a break at the end of this year. After years of touring everyone is ready for some time off to spend with their families and to pursue solo projects that Salmon's busy schedule has not permitted. As of right now the future of Leftover Salmon is uncertain but the band is not breaking up, just taking a break.
"Mark wanted us to continue after he left the band and that's what we did. We have toured just as hard, rebuilt the band and put out a new record. Now we feel that we can take a break without letting him down.
"We're all very proud of our latest release, Leftover Salmon, and after experiencing so many ups and downs, it feels right to step back while on this high. We want to thank the Salmon family, our friends and especially our fans as this dream would have never come true if it wasn't for you. We look forward to seeing your faces as we continue to perform in various projects and hope you will all support our decisions and future ventures. This band has created a lifetime of memories for us and that is something that can never go away."
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