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With their tour set to resume momentarily, Reel Big Fish have announced the departure of longtime trumpeter and guitarist Scott Klopfenstein. The band released a statement:

We have some bittersweet news to officially announce that some have already known or figured out regarding Scott Klopfenstein, trumpet player and background vocalist of Reel Big Fish. He and his wife are expecting their first child and he has decided to retire from touring to dedicate his life to raising a family. Out of respect, to allow a solid decision we felt it was best to hold off on sharing the news until Scott was ready to give a full statement. We all wish him and his family happiness and continued success.

The band released A Best of Us…for the Rest of Us in 2010.