Ed Simons decided he will no longer be touring with his electronic music partner for The Chemical Brothers in effort to pursue academic studies.
Electronic music producer and DJ, Ed Simons, made an announcement earlier Tuesday morning, discussing he will be quitting the tour with band mate Tom Rowlands in order to focus more on his academic studies. Although he has enjoyed being a part of the live show, he claims that he will now fully commit to his schoolwork.
He briefly states:
I have committed to academic pursuits over the last few years so I won’t be able to be part of the live show. It’s been a really difficult decision but it doesn’t work for me to be away from home for the periods of time touring requires.”
The academic work I’m continuing with is too meaningful for me to break from right now. I’m really excited to see how the new show looks and on the plus side, one day I will get to see a Chemical Brothers show from the audience’s perspective.
However, this does not mean that Chemical Brothers are splitting or will not appear together in the future. “We’re still very much together and making this [new] record together and DJing together. The touring just doesn’t fit alongside my academic work.
Even though Ed Simons will no longer be a part of the tour with The Chemical Brothers, the tour is not over. According to NME News, “The electronic musician also revealed that bandmate Tom Rowlands will be continuing to tour with the group’s long-term visual collaborator Adam Smith.” It also does not mean it is an end to the electronic duo, as he also states they have a new album on the way soon: “What we have so far for the album sounds incredible, far-out electronic music. We’re going to start mixing it really soon.”
Good success on your studies, Simons, from mxdwn!