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Tame Impala Bassist Nick Allbrook Leaves the Band

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Tame Impala bassist Nick Allbrook has quit the group. The Pond frontman, seen recently singing feathery backing vocals on Tame Impala’s cover of OutKast’s “Prototype,” will continue with his other music projects. Cam Avery, also of Pond, will replace Allbrook on bass for his prior group, the Australian space rockers’ behind last year’s SPIN Essential album Lonerism.

Allbrook’s last show with Tame Impala came on Saturday night at Belvoir Amphiteatre in Perth, Australia, according to a post on the band’s website. The band wrote that Allbrook “is hopping off the Tame Impala band wagon so that he can try and screw his head back on, and make an attempt to assimilate back into society. A task the rest of us fear we will one day have to perform….”

The talented Allbrook isn’t fully rejoining civilian life, though. “All bands and projects and stuff will keep going, it’s just hard to keep them all going if you’re touring all the time,” he told NME. “The only bad part will be not seeing my mates every day. I love them more than anything.”

Tame Impala still have a number of festival and tour dates coming up, including a handful in North America.

Tame Impala tour dates

May 23 – Barcelona, Spain @ Primavera
May 25 – The Gorge, WA @ Sasquatch Festival
May 26 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
May 27 – Vancouver, British Columbia @ Commodore Ballroom
May 29 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
June 17 – Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle
June 18 – Richmond, VA @ The National
June 19 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
June 21 – Schessel, Germany @ Hurricane Festival
June 22 – Neuhausen Ob Eck, Germany @ Southside Festival
June 25 – London, England @ Hammersmith Apollo
June 26 – Paris, France @ Olympia
June 28 – Glastonbury @ Glastonbury Festival
June 30 – Luxembourg @ Rock a Field
July 3 – Berlin, Germany @ Astra
July 4 – Gdynia, Poland @ Open’er
July 11 – Toulouse, France @ Le Bikini
July 13 – Madrid, Spain @ La Riviera
July 14 – Lisbon, Portugal @ Optimus Alive