Longtime vocalist of Real Friends’ Dan Lambton, announced today via Twitter that he will no longer be apart of the band. Real Friends formed in 2010, releasing three full-length album and six EPs with their debut record climbing the Billboard charts hitting No. 24 on the Top 200.
Lambton wrote on Twitter saying, “For the sake of brevity, I’ll get straight to the point. We have mutually decided that it is best for Real Friends to continue on without me. Over time, this band has changed, evolved, and reached a place where our paths are diverging, leading us to this collective conclusion. Moving forward, I will continue to write music with rationale, livestream on Twitch and at the moment, it is unclear whether or not I will be able to pursue music in a full-time capacity. Either way, I am grateful to have experienced all of the opportunities presented to us as Real Friends. We have been able to do so many amazing things and share many intimate moments with so many incredible people. For that, I am grateful. Thank you for everything, Dan.”
I am no longer a part of Real Friends. Full statement below pic.twitter.com/uZXVqJiJN6
— Dan Lambton (@donnylumpkins) February 14, 2020
The band then took to Twitter as well to share the news saying, “To our fans and friends, After ten years together, we have mutually parted ways with Dan Lambton. We have lived out our dreams, toured the world, released three albums and made countless memories together that we’ll never, ever forget. What that future holds, we aren’t entirely sure of yet, but we are excited and optimistic. At the same time, we also wish our brother and friend Dan the best. He will continue writing with Rationale and livestreaming on Twitch. This is not the end of Real Friends. We have simply turned the page to the next chapter. Thank you for all of your support. Sincerely, Dave, Kyle, Eric and Brian.”
— Real Friends (@realfriendsband) February 14, 2020