After seven years as their guitarist Tygers Of Pan Tang‘s Micky Crystal is to leave the band. Micky’s legacy is two well-received albums and a string of dates across the world including visits to the USA, South America, and Japan.
His Facebook page noted:
“I am proud of the music we have created and the things this lineup has achieved, I have developed and grown both as a musician and as a person and I feel this is the perfect time to open the door to a new chapter and new goals. I wish the band all the best for the future”.
The band states this about the whole story:
“Micky was another great guitarist who made a serious contribution to the work of the band. Following in the footsteps of previous Tygers’ guitarists is never an easy task but Micky carried the torch in style”.
The band, whose current album “Ritual” has received unanimously positive reviews, expect to announce a replacement in the coming weeks.
Tygers’ founder member Robb Weir states this about the whole situation:
“Once again the Tygers will be welcoming a new guitarist and I speak for the rest of the band when I say that we are looking forward to seeing everyone at the gigs that are currently being planned”.
“Ritual” was released by Mighty Music Records in November and can be ordered here.