I MOTHER EARTH, MULTI-PLATINUM CANADIAN BAND, PART WITH LEAD SINGER
Search For Replacement To Span U.S. And Canada
Toronto, ON, Canada, May 13, 1997--Canadian recording artists I Mother Earth have announced a parting of the ways with singer Edwin. The decision was a mutual one, the result of the parties moving in different directions.
This development comes four months after the band's decision to exit their domestic recording contract with Capitol Records, a division of EMI-Capitol Music Group North America. The band remains on the EMI label in Canada and will be shopping another U.S. deal once a new singer is in place.
Prior to the news, I Mother Earth had committed to the upcoming Edgefest tour and will honor that commitment intact. The tour will visit various Canadian cities through early August.
I Mother Earth have enjoyed platinum sales status in Canada with 1994's Dig certified platinum and the more recent Scenery and Fish approaching the triple platinum mark. The band has also received numerous Juno and Much Music nominations and awards for their recording achievements, videos, and their innovative website located at http://www.imotherearth.com. Since the departure was confirmed on April 23rd, Canadian sales of both CDs have reached new highs.
Rumors of the singer's exit broke on Monday, April 21st, concurrent with the inaugural launch of the Celestis Foundation's Founders Flight, the spacecraft which carried the ashes of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry and sixties' icon Timothy Leary into space. The band had at one point planned to sponsor a portion of this voyage as a tribute to their Top 10 1996 U.S. single, "One More Astronaut".
Calls and messages from inquiring fans have been pouring into the band's Toronto management office, via telephone and e-mail, since the news hit. Rumors persist that various high-profile singers will be joining the group.
Top U.S. radio programmer and former WXTB/Tampa Operations Manager, Greg Mull, who was instrumental in developing the band's presence in the States, commented: "I Mother Earth proved to be one of the most exciting new bands to break in the nineties. Tampa is one of the many markets where IME broke big and remain big. While I am saddened to see the original line-up of the band change, I Mother Earth are a solid unit, and I anticipate an outstanding third album. Along with their other long-time supporters, I look forward to the announcement of a new singer."
I Mother Earth are currently writing their next album and holding auditions for a lead singer.
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