Eric Moore Departs King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
Eric Moore, drummer and manager for King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, has parted ways with the band. Moore will now focus his efforts on growing the Flightless Records label and will still work with King Gizzard on their releases for the label.
Both Moore and Michael Cavanagh handled percussion and drumming duties for King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard. As for now, the band hasn’t added a new drummer/percussionist to the fold.
The remaining members of King Gizzard issued the following statement about Moore’s departure:
It is with a heavy heart that we announce Eric’s departure as a member of King Gizz to focus solely on Flightless Records. Over the last decade as both member and manager, from airport to soundcheck and from tourbus to stage he was there each step of the way. Eric made an immeasurable contribution to the band and we’re sad to see him go!
We gotta thank him for his devotion, fervour and good times. We’re so grateful to have had the privilege of travelling the world with one of our best buddies. Wishing you all the best in your future endeavours and we’ll miss ya on the road mate!
Moore confirmed his decision via Flightless Records’ social media pages:
It is with great sadness that I announce my time with King Gizz has come to an end. I will keep working with Gizz putting out records but I will no longer be an active member or manager of the group. To anyone that caught a show and dived into our world over the last 10 years I just want to say thank you for the support. Being able to travel the world and perform in front of you is not something I take for granted. I hope that the shows, tours and Gizzfests made an impression and provided an outlet for joy and lasting memories. Whilst I’m deeply saddened by this decision, I don’t have any regrets and have enjoyed every fuckin second of being in this band and the journey it has taken us on. I’ll forever be in awe of the musicianship, creativity and work ethic of every single member. I was a fan boy from day one and am so grateful for everything I’ve learnt with my best mates by my side. Life goes on however, and I’m excited to keep growing the label and continuing to champion new artists and business endeavours until the lights go out. And when the lights go out..well.. someone give me the number for Coles cause I can pick and pack an order like a mf.
King Gizzard released a new single entitled “Some Of Us” earlier this month.