The so-called best British rock band Arctic Monkeys confirmed in a statement posted Monday June 19th, 2006 on their Website that bass player Andy Nicholson has left the group after pulling out of a North American tour last month.
"We are sad to tell everyone that Andy is no longer with the band," so the statement on www.arcticmonkeys.com read. "We have been mates with Andy for a long time and have been through some amazing things together that no one can take away. We all wish Andy the very best."
Though so, that doesn't mean the end of the world for the music act still has Nick O'Malley with them. "Nick O'Malley, who stood in for Andy while he was absent from the recent tour of North America, shall carry on playing bass for the remaining shows this summer", so as confirmed by the other members of the band.