If you attended an Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros show, recently, you may have noticed the absence of long time vocalist, Jade Castrinos. The band has parted ways with the singer, according to an article by Alex Young on Consequence of Sound. Yet, the exact reasons surrounding her departure remain unclear.
The news of her departure became public after Castrinos posted a comment on Instagram that not so subtlety suggested she was fired shortly before the band’s North American tour, according to JamBase. “For seven years I sang and wrote music with Edward Sharpe. They voted me off of tour a week before they left, via email. lol,” she wrote.
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros front man, Alex Ebert, addressed Castrinos departure in a since-deleted Facebook post. According to Jambase his post read,
“Jade has spoken out about not being on this tour. Her statement left a lot of things to the imagination. Out of respect for Jade, I will keep it that way.
Only we must now explain that simply and sadly, we did not feel right doing this tour with Jade. That fact breaks my heart in ways I don’t want to describe.
With hope with all of ourselves that we reunite with Jade again, free-spirited, and with that daring love that is our only foundation.
love for you all.
Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros have tour dates lined up through October, and a full listing of cities, venues, and a link to purchase tickets can be found here.