LOS ANGELES, CA (November 23, 2017) - DatuRΛ’s bassist Fuka will withdraw from the band, with his final performance taking place on December 13, 2017 at Ikebukuro Ruido K3. They will use a support bassist for their upcoming shows. DatuRΛ is still scheduled to appear at Oklahoma’s Tokyo in Tulsa in July of 2018, and more information will be released as it is confirmed.
The band’s official statement has been translated and is as follows:
“Thank you very much for your usual support of DatuRΛ.
While it is abrupt, we have both an announcement and an apology for everyone.
At this time, following the performance on 12/13/2017, bassist Fuka will withdraw.
As for the reason, Fuka had a difference of opinion with the other members regarding moving forward. They want to prioritize performing shows as a band and Fuka places importance on stage presence. Going along with that, they respect his opinion of wanting to change how he views music and instruments. So that's how things ended up like this.
We apologize deeply from our hearts to our fans and staff for this abrupt announcement.
Additionally, regarding Fuka's activities in the future, he will reflect on the year he spent in regard to the bass and the band, so his participation in the upcoming shows is not yet determined.
For DatuRΛ’s upcoming performances, we will be welcoming assistance of a support bassist.
They will still be doing the sponsored shows in December and January, and the commemoration show for their first year of activities in February, and DatuRΛ will convey their feelings to everyone with their stage performance even more than before.
We look forward to your unchanging support.
Ayato / Miel / Gill / Fuka / φ－fai－”
About DatuRΛ: DatuRΛ is a visual kei band that formed and began activities in Japan on February, 16th, 2017. They are well-known for the various ways they enrapture their audience through songs that have an intense, loud tempo and tunes with an adult atmosphere and jazz components.
Their charm lies in their catchy melodies that evoke a painful nostalgia for some place else. Their stage performance with its big impact and a worldview represented by vocalist Ayato is poisonous.
Following an event they sponsored on September 25th, DatuRΛ released their 3rd single “Saiai”. They held a solo performance at Ikebukuro EDGE on October 5th and are a consistently active band in the scene. DatuRΛ are now set to make their US debut in 2018.
Official Website: http://datura-official.com/
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