It has been confirmed through the band’s publicist that La Dispute guitarist Kevin Whittemore, who co-founded the band in 2004, will no longer be a member. The band have yet to give any official statement or reasoning, however, the split does look to be amicable.
Whittemore stayed with the band long enough to complete their recent U.S. headlining tour (which was mostly sold out) in support of their new album, playing the final show last night in Cleveland, Ohio:
"This band has been a dream come true for me... I thank God every day for giving me this opportunity." -Kevin Whittemore @ladisputeband— Brittany Moseley (@brittany0925) April 15, 2014