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Mick Harvey Leaves The Bad Seeds

Founding member of the Bad Seeds departs...

Citing "a variety of personal and professional reasons", Harvey, who was a founding member of the Bad Seeds has decided to part company with the group and Nick Cave, a longtime musical collaborator. The two met in Melbourne, Australia whilst attending school, later forming seminal punk outfit the Birthday Party before founding the Bad Seeds in 1983, and have performed together ever since.
Harvey recently finished an Australian tour with the Bad Seeds, ultimately performing at All Tomorrow's Parties festival in Mt Buller on January 10. Though leaving the group, Harvey goes on to say he "shall continue working on the Bad Seeds back catalogue re-issues project over the coming year and look forward to the new opportunities I shall be able to accommodate as a result of my changed circumstances.