As stated by BoDeans management, Llanas will not do any more performances with the group. The reconfigured band will honor all tour and promotional commitments.
According to JSOnline, Llanas unofficially left the group last week when he texted BoDeans co-founder Kurt Neumann with the news that he would not arrive to participate in a BoDeans show in Colorado.
“I think Sam and I worked together as long as we could,” Neumann said. “It was a relationship you try to hash it out as long as you can, and then you can’t. I think it was time. . . . I wished him good luck, and I hope he can move forward.”
BoDeans released their major-label debut album, Love & Hope & Sex & Dreams in 1986 and have since recorded more than 10 albums.
Here is a performance from BoDeans in Studio 92 just last year.