Wizard has updated their OHP announcing that after their live on August 14th, HIRO, Saki and Haruka will be leaving the band.
The following was written on their site:
Thank you for always supporting Wizard.
We have an annoucement for everyone.
Although this is unexpected news, after our performance at Shibuya O-WEST on August 14th, guitarist HIRO, bassist Saki and drummer Haruka will be leaving the band.
To all of the fans who have supported us thus far, and to everyone connected with the band, we are grateful for everything you have done.
We truly thank you.
kaito, HIRO, Masumi, Saki, Haruka
On August 14th, activities with these five members will come to an end, however, Wizard will still move forward, so we hope that you will continue to support and encourage us.
May 31st, 2010 All of the members of Wizard
The member’s have each posted comments on the OHP regarding the decision.
The last live with the current line-up will be on August 14th at Shibuya O-WEST. It’s a oneman live titled 「Romanacing Ka・Ma」, and tickets cost 3500 yen.
Along with announcing that the band would be losing three members, they have also announced that they will be closing their official fanclub, 「with」. The fan club will be closed at the end of September 2010 and they will refund payment for anyone who has a membership that extends past October, 2010.
For more information on repayment, please visit the band’s OHP.
On September 30th, they will also be closing their excite “Artist Mall”.
Source: vkdb, OHP