Jonathon Newby wird BRAZIL nach einer letzten gemeinsamen Show am 18. August verlassen. Hier sein Statement:
"Gather 'round chil'en, 'cause I gotta tell ye a couple things. Important things.
First of all, we will finally be playing another all-ages show in Muncie, IN, on August 18th with our good friends This Story at The Launching Pad, which is a new venue in the heart of the Ball State University Village. I'll be posting more information later, so check back frequently. (Many times per day.)
The other thing you should know is that this concert will be my last time singing with Brazil. (echo)
Strange? Yes. Strange for me to type, strange for me to ponder, and probably strange for you to read. I've spent an amazing seven years of ups and downs with this group of guys (and a few others) building it from the ground up, so it's not exactly a checker's game and a bagga chips to just up and walk away.
"So have you really quit the band to go out and get a real job?"
Well, in a way. I mean, what is a real job? (Yeah, I thought so.) Everything is a means to an end. Sleeping on floors and waking up at 2pm to take my weekly shower wasn't helping me achieve that end. But don't get me wrong, I feel extremely proud of having clocked in almost a decade of the lifestyle.
So now I must monetize. For what? Not a giant house, nor a matching set of solid gold toilet seats. But so I can move forward, both as an artist and as a human being. This is not the end of me as a creator. Far, far from it. It's the beginning of something completely different.
This is an amicable split, and the other guys plan to continue forward with Brazil at this writing. Please keep checking back to see their progress and the day (hopefully soon) they will find their own Brian Johnson and set back out onto the road and into the studio. In the meantime, I will continue blogging here until I blog elsewhere. I will keep you all in the loop."
Die Trennung verläuft freundschaftlich, die Band wird ohne ihren Frontmann weitermachen.