The band are down to four after a mutual agreement last Wednesday, that the line-up "wasnt working anymore". The rest of the group are not seeking a replacement and are set to continue as a quartet with vocalist, Greg Mcdonald, taking over guitar parts.
In a mail-out from the band, Rob states - "I am no longer a part of the Parade, but I'm more myself than ever. Having left I can't help but feel that I haven't lost a band but got some very dear friends back. I have had a brilliant year and am at the end of a very steep learning curve with a lot of very fond memories."
As they get to grips with losing a member and now "feeling stronger as a four-piece", The Dawn Parade have also confirmed some spring live dates to follow the Miss Black America tour (details here) and can be caught headlining at the following venues:
SUNDAY 3RD - (Greg, solo, acoustic) THE GRAPES
SATURDAY 16TH - NEWBURY CENTRE, BURY ST EDMUNDS (With Abberation and Antihero tbc)
FRIDAY 22ND - PETERBOROUGH, METROPOLITAN LOUNGE, 8PM
SATURDAY 23RD - DIGBY’S BAR, IPSWICH tbc
MONDAY 25TH - BARFLY @ CAMDEN MONARCH, LONDON, 8PM
WEDNESDAY 27TH - CAMBRIDGE BAND COMPETITION, THE JUNCTION, CAMBRIDGE, 8PM
THURSDAY 2ND - (Greg, solo) MILESTONE BEERHOUSE, IPSWICH, 9-30PM
FRIDAY 10TH - NORWICH FERRYBOAT + SAMURAI SEVEN, 8PM
And that's not all! Watch out for The Dawn Parade's second single (now likely to be "Hot June Night") will be out in June, along with a full UK Tour throughout July. Keep your eyes peeled for more info!