Mikael Fässberg, gitarrist i det svenska rockbandet Bonafide, meddelar idag att han lämnar bandet.
Via sociala medier har Mikael och bandet gått ut med ett pressmeddelande där han förklarar sitt beslut att lämna.
Den sista konserten med denna sättning kommer att gå av stapeln i Schweiz den fjärde januari 2014, på Ice Rock Festival.
Från Bonafide’s Facebook-sida:
”Personal letter from Mikael:
It is with great sadness that I have to tell you all that I´m leaving BONAFIDE.
The main reason being that I just can´t see myself taking part in the band´s ever expanding touring schedule anymore. My family needs me, and it´s very hard to maintain personal relationships with the amount of traveling I have done the last six years as a member of BONAFIDE.
This has been a fantastic and magical journey, and I will forever be proud of the fact that I was a vital part in, and the building of, one of the best rock bands I never got to see in concert!
In another life maybe things would have been different, but I am (as my closest friends know), and have always been, quite a domestic figure. I love spending time at home, cooking dinner, take care of the family and live the quite life. I love the rock´n´roll lifestyle as well, of course. But it´s now time for me to make a choice. And I can not sacrifice my personal relationships on the altar of rock´n´roll. It just won´t happen.
I will always play and record music. I will even allow myself to play shows, or even tour every now and then. But it won´t be part of a big three year plan. It will be solely out of creative lust. And BONAFIDE need to be where I can no longer follow.
If any of you guitar players out there, feel that you´ve got what it takes to be a part of a truly remarkable ROCK band. You prefer tone over speed, can function in a group situation (it is kinda like the army…), look the part, and have a sense of what BONAFIDE is about, please send audio/video, CV & personal letter to: email@example.com
I will make my last appearance as a member of the band at Ice Rock Festival in Switzerland on January 4.
To all my friends / fans all over the world: I thank you from the bottom of my heart for letting me do all the things I set out to do when picking up the guitar at the age of 11. Not many people can say that. And I am truly grateful. Let´s keep in touch!
To Pontus, Martin, Niklas: What can I say… we´re family forever. Go get ´em!
Malmö, Sweden November 2013”