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Bearings Announce Ryan Fitzpatrick’s Departure From The Band

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Pop-rock band Bearings has just announced that their guitarist, Ryan Fitzpatrick (aka Fitz), has parted ways with the band. In a heartfelt statement posted on social media, the musician is transparent with fans regarding his reasons for leaving and thanks the Bearings team for allowing him to fulfill his musical dreams.

“This hasn’t come as an easy decision, but I’ve recently come to the conclusion that it’s time for me to part ways with Bearings,” Fitzpatrick’s statement begins. “This band has brought an overwhelming amount of joy into my life over the past 5 years, and I will forever cherish those moments. However, over the past year, it’s become clear to me that a life on the road is not something I can sustain indefinitely. While I’ve had my share of incredible experiences on tour, the challenges of being away from loved ones for extended periods of time and not being able to fully pursue other aspects of my career have become increasingly difficult, and I am now prepared to move on to the next chapter of my life.” 

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“I have nothing but love for Doug, Ryan, Collin, and Mike, and I’m excited to see where things go for them in the future,” he continues. “Anyone who knows me personally knows how much I’ve said, ‘all I ever wanted was to tour playing sold out 300 cap rooms,’ and I’m so happy that that’s a life goal I was able to achieve beside 4 people who will always be my brothers for life.” 

In addition to posting Fitzpatrick’s statement, the band shared their own comment. “All love,” the band pens on X (formerly Twitter). “We wish nothing but the best for Fitz and his future endeavors. He’s meant so much to this band and will always be a part of the Bearings family.” 

Fans can catch this new era of Bearings supporting Neck Deep on their upcoming U.S. headliner. The 2024 run will kick off on January 25 in Nashville, TN, and end one month later, on February 25 in Chicago, IL. Drain and Higher Power will also support the run, making for an incredibly rowdy and diverse lineup that will surely get concertgoers hyped. 

Check out the tour dates below and snag your tickets before they sell out. 

Tour Dates:

  • Jan. 25, 2024—Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works
  • Jan. 26, 2024—Atlanta, GA @ The Eastern
  • Jan. 27, 2024—Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live Orlando
  • Jan. 29, 2024—Dallas, TX @ The Factory in Deep Ellum
  • Jan. 31, 2024—Phoenix, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
  • Feb. 1, 2024—Pomona, CA @ Fox Theater
  • Feb. 3, 2024—San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield
  • Feb. 5, 2024—Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo
  • Feb. 6, 2024—Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
  • Feb. 8, 2024—Denver, CO @ The Mission Ballroom
  • Feb. 9, 2024—Kansas City, MO @ The Truman
  • Feb. 10, 2024—Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theatre
  • Feb. 13, 2024—Royal Oak Music Theatre @ Royal Oak, MI
  • Feb. 14, 2024—Cleveland, OH @ The Agora
  • Feb. 16, 2024—Boston, MA @ Roadrunner
  • Feb. 17, 2024—Philadelphia, PA @ Franklin Music Hall
  • Feb. 18, 2024—Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
  • Feb. 20, 2024—Baltimore, MD @ Ram’s Head Live
  • Feb. 21, 2024—Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
  • Feb. 23, 2024—Cincinnati, OH @ Megacorp Pavilion
  • Feb. 24, 2024—Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
  • Feb. 25, 2024—Chicago, IL @ The Salt Shed
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