About a month ago we reported that Arctic Monkeys' bassist Andy Nicholson decided to take a break from touring due to exhaustion. Well, it seems that this temporary break has turned permanent, as the band has announced that he has officially left the band.
The band broke the news on their official website, where they said: "We are sad to tell everyone that Andy is no longer with the band. Nick O'Malley, who stood in for Andy while he was absent from the recent tour of North America, shall carry on playing bass for the remaining shows this summer. We have been mates with Andy for a long time and have been through some amazing things together that no one can take away. We all wish Andy the very best."