STS9 postpones winter tour, bassist David Murphy leaves the band - Reverb

STS9 postpones Colorado shows, bassist David Murphy leaves the band

STS9 has postponed its four upcoming Colorado shows as the band announces that it is parting ways with bassist David Murphy.

A statement from STS9 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.

STS9 did not provide any details as to why Murphy, a Colorado musician, is leaving the group. Since forming in the late ’90s the band has played Bonnaroo, Outside Lands, Lollapalooza and headlined numerous shows at Red Rocks Amphitheatre. Most recently STS9 played two nights at the mountain amphitheater with Nas, AraabMuzik, XXYYXX, Tycho and Gold Panda.

Refunds are available at point of purchase for shows at Belly Up, Aspen on Jan. 29 and 30 and two shows at Denver’s Fillmore Auditorium on Jan. 31 and Feb. 1.

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  • PandaBlue

    Damn. Good luck Mr. Murphy

  • Phil Levenstein

    Can’t they just buy a new laptop to replace him?

    Best Buy is running sale.

    • Evan

      wow you suck.

      • Teday

        No, old STS9 is mellow and awesome. Murphy’s fascination with his laptop has just resulted in a bunch of overproduced crapola. Excited to see where the band goes without him.

  • Erin

    “…as to why Murphy, a Colorado musician..” This is incorrect. His is from Georgia.

    • erin


  • Jonathan Willow

    David Murphy conveys excellent patterns of bass-vibration. I thank him.