Over the last few years I have got to know the band Third Day through all the work that we have done with them on Europe and the fact that my buddy Nigel is their road pastor. We were sad to hear that their long time guitarist, Brad Avery has left the band.
The official press release reads as follows:
<strong>Third Day and Brad Avery have made the very difficult decision to part ways.
We appreciate Brad’s many contributions to the band's career to date, including his work on our forthcoming album, but the time has come for us to follow our separate paths.
He has been an important part of Third Day for the last 13 years as we've traveled the world together and performed over 1,000 concerts. We will miss him as a band member but he will always remain our brother and our friend. Brad is a wonderful person, gifted songwriter and talented musician. We trust that God has amazing plans for his future.
Already there are comments on our unoffical website www.thirdday.co.uk
The shock announcement comes shortly after a USO tour of Iraq and immediately before the bands spring tour