In a Facebook statement early Saturday morning, Bobaflex’s Jerod Mankin announced he will soon be leaving the band.
It’s with a very heavy heart that I make this statement.This next west coast tour will be my final tour with Bobaflex.
The road life has taken its toll on me and I’m just not made for the lifestyle any longer. I have zero regrets and have loved every minute I’ve spent with this band. These guys are not only my band mates, but have been my life long friends. We knew each other way before the band and will continue to be friends throughout the rest of our lives.
I can’t thank all of the fans out there enough for all of the support and love you’ve all given me over the past 13 years.
Most of all, I can’t thank the band members themselves enough for all of the opportunities and experiences they’ve given me. I love every one of these guys like family and will forever be their biggest fan. They are, without a doubt, the hardest working band out there.
I’m completely confident that big things will continue to happen for them and I’ll be cheering them on the entire way.
Thanks again for all of the years of joy and fun that everyone has given me. Hope to see you all soon…Love,Jerod Mankin
The bassist stated how life on the road has taken a toll on him. He married his wife Ashley in 2012. And, in a recent interview with , he had spoken of the sacrifices band members often have to take to pursue their dreams. In that interview, when asked what he would do if not playing in a band, he said he would continue to work in music as a producer.
Bobaflex kicks off their West Coast tour with a show in Scottsdale, AZ on August 1. Mankin has been with the band for 13 years.