Clint Boge, lead singer for Australian alternative band The Butterfly Effect, has quit the band to pursue other musical interests according to a press release just sent out by the band.

The split is reportedly amicable and Boge will be playing a string of shows as a farewell to fans of the band that also will conveniently  coincide with the release of a compilation best-of.

Boge was one of the founding members of the band who have sold an estimated 200,000 records, but has been more involved with side project Thousand Needles In Red in recent years. The band have released four studio EPs/albums, the latest of which was 2008’s Final Conversation of Kings which reached #2 on the ARIA charts.

The band have also achieved a number of milestones in their career including three Gold-certified records, two top five albums, and six top 100 singles. You can read the statement issued by the band below:

The Butterfly Effect wish to inform their fans and media that singer Clint Boge is officially leaving the band to pursue other musical interests. The remaining members of the band, Ben Hall, Kurt Goedhart and Glenn Esmond will continue to work together and will announce their intentions in the not too distant future.

Clint’s departure is an amicable one and the band are giving fans a chance to see them perform together for the last time on the club circuit by announcing the “EFFECTED” national tour starting late April 2012. To celebrate 10 years of recordings The Butterfly Effect is releasing an “EFFECTED” compilation CD of their best work in April and signed copies will be available at shows on the tour. Tickets go on sale as from February 13 with details available on www.thebutterflyeffect.com.au.