Contributed by racketmagazine, Posted by Alternative Tentacles

Founding Dead Kennedys bassist has announced his departure from the legendary punk pioneers after more than thirty years. Due to a reoccurring medical condition, Klaus Flouride has decided that the rigors of touring and the demands of the band were the determining factors in making this difficult decision.

Flouride will continue to perform regionally with bands like The American Professionals, The Go Going Gone Girls Band and The Legendary Stardust Cowboy among others but full touring is no longer possible.

Flouride said:

Over the past thirty years, I have had the great fortune to have been a founding member of Dead Kennedys, It's been tough at times but particularly rewarding working and collaborating with men like Biafra, 6025, D.H., Brandon, Jeff, Ted, Dave, Steve, Skip and especially Ray. However a recurring medical condition called Angioedema has caused me to make the difficult decision to begin withdraw from the road and as a touring member of Dead Kennedys. Thus I have taken my leave as a performing member of the band for the foreseeable future.