Having just completed a full headline tour of the UK last month, British genre blenders Hacktivist have just announced that they will be parting ways with their vocalist, Ben Marvin. In a statement shared by the band, Marvin will be stepping down to focus on “family commitments and a desire to spend more time at home.”
You can read and watch the full statement posted by the band via their Facebook page below:
“We are sad to announce the departure of founding member and vocalist Ben Marvin. Due to family commitments and a desire to spend more time at home, Ben has made the tough decision to part ways with the band at the end of the month following the hometown headline show at Milton Keynes’ Craufurd Arms (29th January) to mark Independent Venue Week.
Limited tickets are still available on our website, let’s make it a rowdy send off!!!
We want to wish Ben all the best for his future endeavours. Hacktivist won’t be the same without him and we will all miss him. But this is also a new beginning for H, and we’re looking forward to the next chapter. What comes next for Hacktivist is unwritten, and a replacement for Ben will be sought out and subsequently announced in due course.
All future touring commitments will be honoured, including shows at UK Tech-Fest, Download Spain and Graspop.”
Tickets for what will be Marvin‘s final show at the band’s hometown of Milton Keynes are available to purchase online now from the band’s website (here).
Soon-to-be-departed vocalist Ben Marvin has also posted a short statement of his own, which you can read below:
“My time in Hacktivist has been sick! Big up all the fans across the world and the rest of the band for making this possible. I will continue to write music, but can no longer dedicate full time hours into a touring band. This experience has been one to remember. Thank you EVERYBODY once again! One love.”
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