I do know that I'll always love the music the band have created, and will savour every note at the Barrowlands this October. It'll be bittersweet knowing that the 14th time I see them could be the last time with the "3 musketeers". I really hope Gerry will return in the future.
Perhaps my deep love for the band and their music is clouding my judgement, but the last time I felt like this about a band or musician is when David Bowie died. If I'm honest I'd feel happier if they were calling it a day. Their genuineness and lack of pretension is what has always meant that the sentimentality in some of their music never grated. It doesn't feel right for them to 'split'
Here's hoping they go out in style this autumn.........
"Set a course that I don't know"