Death Cab for Cutie announced last month that they will be down a member after longtime guitarist and multi-instrumentalist Chris Walla, announced his departure from the group.
During this past weekend, the band played Rifflandia 2014, which Walla revealed would be his last show as a member of the band in a blog post he uploaded announcing his leave.
Video of the performance was of course shot and features the band closing out the set with their song, “Marching Bands of Manhattan” from 2005’s Plans, marking the end of Walla’s time with the group.
Watch the emotional video below and tell us you did not get a little teary-eyed.
When Walla announced his departure from Death Cab for Cutie after 17 years, he made sure to let fans know that it had nothing to do with inner band turmoil or any of those dramatic claims. Instead, he revealed his plans were “simply to continue making music, producing records, and erring on the side of benevolence and beauty whenever possible.”
Walla’s departure now leaves a vacancy with the band who just finished recording their yet-to-be-titled eight studio album. With the album release date being sometime in 2015 and a possibly of a lot of touring in support of it, we might soon be finding out who will be taking Walla’s spot.