Popped up on their facebook page a while ago, Airbourne are waving farewell to long-standing guitarist David Roads. Roads is leaving to focus on his family business, which sounds like it involves sheep or cows or grain or something, and will be replaced by Harri Harrison with immediate effect.
The full statement reads as follows:
To all Airbourne fans and friends we’ve got one Hell of an update for you!
David Roads has decided to leave the band to work in his family business. As the old saying goes, ‘you can take the boy out of the farm, but you can’t take the farm out of the boy’. We say, good on ya mate, well-played and good luck!
Now to the future, and it’s all guns blazing, foot to the floor! Introducing you to our new Airbourne Brother, he’s our long time staunch mate Harri ‘The Riff Doctor’ Harrison. Possessing a gifted Rock’n’Roll right hand motor he already ‘fits in like a well-greased piston into a V8’ and we are all pumped to be bringing his powerful locomotive-like rhythm with us to rock the summer festivals!
Cheers and see ya soon rockers! – Joel, Ryan & Streety
David Roads would like to say “Many thanks to all the fans. It has been an absolute pleasure rocking out with you guys over the years. It was great to be a part of this wild Airbourne ride! Cheers!”