It was announced Tuesday evening that Sound Tribe Sector 9 (STS9) would be parting ways with co-founder and 15 year bassist for the band, David Murphy. The band also decided to postpone the rest of their winter tour dates. The announcement was posted on the bands website as well as David Murphy’s Facebook account sending a shock through the Jam band community. The statement reads,
In life, the only constant is change. We try to embrace this in our music and in our lives and it’s in this spirit that we announce STS9 and bassist David Murphy are parting ways. We are postponing our upcoming winter tour dates through February. We’ll miss David and wish him the best on his journey ahead.
To our fans, we can’t thank you enough for your understanding and continuous support. We are thrilled for the future of STS9 and can’t wait to share it with you.
From the bottom of our hearts we thank you!
Hunter, Jeffree, Phillips, Zach
Since forming in Atlanta over a decade ago, David Murphy has been known as the front man and driving force for the band. Speculation has circulated as to why the band decided to part ways with their highly loved bassist but no official announcement has been released. For many fans it seems like Sound Tribe may never be the same again. Online music forums also speculate which bassist from the community could possibly fill Murph’s shoes. It is certainly with a very heavy heart that the fans of Sound Tribe Sector 9 see such a loved and respected musician leave such an amazing band.