Cambridge five piece The Treatment are very sad to announce the departure of guitarist Ben Brookland from the band, due to personal reasons
Commenting on his decision to bow out from the band, Ben said: "As some of you may be aware my Dad has become increasingly ill over the last few months. As a result of this, certain circumstances and priorities in my life have changed and I feel I can no longer continue as a part of The Treatment with the passion and commitment I once had, and also that the band needs and deserves.
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"This may be the end of the journey for me but I would like to wish the band all the best for the future and with the forthcoming release of the second album, which by the way sounds amazing! I have had the absolute time of my life being part of the band and all the experiences we have shared over the last few years shall remain in my fondest of memories and I am extremely proud to have been a part of what we have achieved together.
"I have laughed from day one, around the world and back, with five of the best friends I could ask for. I can't thank enough Laurie, Debs, Dhani, Rick, Tag, Matt, Josh, my family and all the fans around the world for the love, laughs, fun and music we have all shared during my time with the band! I look forward to seeing what the future now brings and will take great pride and enjoyment in seeing the future success that the band will share!"
A spokesman for the band also commented saying "We are all absolutely gutted to be losing a brother that we have shared so much with, and we wish him all the best for the future. We will be playing with a deputy guitar player for the Airbourne tour, and cannot wait to get back out on the road! Now begins the search for a new member, (so)if you are aged 18-25 and think you have what it takes to be a full time lead guitar player in The Treatment, please PM us (via the bands Facebook page) now!"
The Treatment are on tour with Airbourne and Orange Goblin here:
Thursday 28th November - Pyramids Centre, Portsmouth
Monday 2nd December - O2 Academy, Leeds
Tuesday 3rd December - Rock City, Nottingham
Wednesday 4th December - Academy, Newcastle
Friday 6th December - O2 ABC, Glasgow
Saturday 7th December - The Ritz, Manchester
Monday 9th December - The Institute, Birmingham
Tuesday 10th December - O2 Academy, Bristol
Wednesday 11th December - O2 Academy, Oxford
Friday 13th December - The Forum, London
Matt Jones - Vocals
Ben Brookland - Guitar
Tagore Grey - Guitar
Swoggle - Bass
Dhani Mansworth - Drums