On Saturday, January 14, Erik Drost performed with the Legendary Pink Dots for the last time. Erik has decided to leave the band for personal reasons. His talent, style and enthusiasm brought fresh energy to the Pink Dots when he came aboard in late 2003 and he will be sadly missed. We wish him well in his endeavours and hope to hear more from him in the future.

Erik cannot be replaced, so we will not say that we are working on finding a suitable replacement for him. What we will say is that we will have another announcement for you shortly and that it's going to be a very positive announcement.

LPDs January 16, 2006