News•April 17, 2013 2:46 PM ET•4,068 views
Polar Bear Club bassist leaves band
Polar Bear Club has announced the departure of bass player Erik Henning, who has left the group to "move on to other things in life." Band friend Ty Smith has been filling in as-of-late. Here's the official word:
"We wanted to throw this out there just to let everyone know that our boy and bass man Goose (Erik Henning) has left PBC. I don't want to speak for him too much but simply put, he was ready to move on to other things in life and we're happy for him. We truly wish him the best and if you like, you can too over @American_Goose. If you've seen us on our current tour you may have noticed a very tall man-boy holding what looks like a toy bass in his gargantuan arms. That's Ty Smith. He's an old friend of ours and he'll be holding down the bass duties for us. Everything else is good in PBC world. This tour with Bad Religion and The Bronx has been something else and we're sad to see it coming to a close. However, we are excited as hell to start working on all the stuff coming up for us this summer, more on that later. Thanks for reading and see you on tour!"