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Bassist Leaves Yellowcard

Posted by - 11:07 AM on 02/03/12
Bassist Sean O'Donnell is parting ways with Yellowcard on friendly terms. His statement is below. We wish him the best!
Message from Sean In April of 2010, the 5 of us met up in Los Angeles to play some music, hang out, and talk about the future of the band. I felt privileged to be invited to get to do so, and it was an amazing couple of days. Fast forward a year and a half and weíve put out two full lengths, shot 6 music videos, and traveled to almost 30 countries. Itís been an exhilarating time for all of us in the band and some of the most fun Iíve ever had in my music career. Which is why Iím sad today to let you all know that I am leaving Yellowcard.

This is not one of those ugly messy band member departures that seem to plague rock music. This is a personal decision, and itís mine. Simple as I can put it, playing in a band that is on a full time touring schedule demands a balancing act of work and family that I can no longer pull off and still remain happy. As you can imagine, this was not an easy decision to make, but usually the really important ones never are.

While I feel confident in my decision, I know Iím walking away from a lot. I feel truly blessed to have been invited to such a close knit family, one that I was welcomed into completely. Iíll miss the guys, Iíll miss the shows, Iíll miss making all those ridiculous YC sessions videos. Iíll miss all of the love I got from the thousands of fans all over the world. When my former band Reeve Oliver was on tour with Yellowcard in 2005, I said onstage that all I could ever hope for was for us to attract fans who were as supportive as Yellowcard fans. I meant it then, but now I realize the full impact of the love and support you guys give. Itís immense, itís real, and itís completely necessary for this band to survive and to thrive.

Yellowcard has made great rock records before me, and will no doubt continue to do so without me. I will now continue on in the role that I have held for the last 13 years, that of a devoted fan.
 
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11:08 AM on 02/03/12
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brandonisstupid
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Another one bites the dust. This band can't seem to hold onto a bass player. Just in case anyone from Yellowcard sees this I am available for touring full time.
11:09 AM on 02/03/12
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bummer
11:09 AM on 02/03/12
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Sucks, but at least it was handled well.
11:10 AM on 02/03/12
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Bummer, but they are all getting older, and when people have families; "roughing it" in the tour life might not as be appealing especially in today's economy.
11:12 AM on 02/03/12
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These guys need a permanent bassist. Much luck to both parties.
11:12 AM on 02/03/12
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they should get hey monday's touring bassist. bummer though, sean was the man
11:16 AM on 02/03/12
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irthesteve
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oh well
11:19 AM on 02/03/12
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I'll rock your shit, Yellowcard. I'll be the best bassist y'all evah had. I'll treat you real good.
11:22 AM on 02/03/12
icynova
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Lame, though I'm sure they'll find another.
11:22 AM on 02/03/12
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Hopefully this won't affect the new album....best of luck to Sean
11:24 AM on 02/03/12
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Dogwood Reunion Please!
11:29 AM on 02/03/12
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Listening to the Reeve Oliver S/T now haha. I hope he stays in music one way or another. That guy can write one hell of a pop/rock song
11:36 AM on 02/03/12
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Bring back Alex?
11:37 AM on 02/03/12
Why Bother?
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Well, I guess that once again five... becomes four.


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