Houndmouth have announced that member Katie Toupin is parting ways with the band “to pursue other opportunities.” Toupin has provided vocals and keyboards for the Indiana band since its beginning.
In a statement from the band, the remaining members say that it is “an amicable split” and that they “wish Katie the absolute best in all her future endeavors.”
For her part, Toubin adds, “I would also like to ask the fans to continue to support me, along with the boys, as we go our separate ways.”
Read the full statements below:
Important update from Houndmouth:
This is not the easiest news to share, but Katie Toupin is parting ways with Houndmouth. This is an amicable split, and Katie plans to pursue other opportunities.
We (Matt, Shane, and Zak) wish Katie the absolute best in all her future endeavors and want to thank her for the years we spent together as bandmates and, more importantly, friends. When we all first met as teenagers, we never dreamed that music would bring the four of us together and take us as far as it has. It’s been a long journey, and the time has come for our paths to split. We encourage everyone reading this to continue to support her.
FROM KATIE: I am incredibly thankful for all of our fans. Your relentless support has meant the world. We have been through so much together as a band, and none of it would have happened without the fans. I want to wish Houndmouth continued success. I would also like to ask the fans to continue to support me, along with the boys, as we go our separate ways.
ADDITION: While this was the last message from our band as the original four members, all shows will continue on as planned. Katie will not be joining any future tours, but there will be multiple musicians joining Houndmouth on all future shows.