Luke Easter, vocalist of Tourniquet has split from the band after 23 years of being part of the group.
Easter has been with the band since Guy Ritter stepped down in 1993 after the release of Pathogenic Ocular Dissonance. When he joined the band, it seemed impossible for a vocalist to live up to Ritter’s hype. Five albums later, it seems impossible for someone to live up to Easter.
The news was announced last December 28 right through the official page of Tourniquet on facebook.
Luke Easter said on Facebook:
"In June, 1993, my life changed. I joined Tourniquet and began a musical journey that has lasted more than two decades. I got the opportunity to see the world; to meet and work with amazing people; to contribute to a body of work that I am proud of; and in the process I was able to share Christ with people all over the world. I am grateful to have been a part of Tourniquet, and to have had the chance to work with someone as talented and prolific as Ted for as long as I have."
Ted Kirkpatrick said on Facebook:
Luke has been a valuable member of Tourniquet since 1993 and we have shared much music, ministry, and laughter. I will always appreciate his valuable contribution to our music and his representation of the band – and I know many of you will too. We’ve decided that our musical paths are not quite going in the same direction. Luke has been, and is – a great friend. I truly wish the best for him and look forward to seeing whatever his future holds.