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The Chats Announce Departure of Founding Member Josh Price

“He has gone on to do his own thing, and we wish him all the best,” The Chats explained in a statement shared on social media today.

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The Unknowns' Josh Hardy has been named as the new guitarist for Sunshine Coast outfit The Chats.

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Sunshine Coast trio The Chats have announced a lineup change, with guitarist Josh “Pricey” Price departing the group recently.

The news was announced on the band’s social media account earlier today, sharing a picture of the current iteration of the lineup.

“We would love to take the opportunity to welcome our good mate Josh Hardy to the band, some may know him from his great rock n roll outfit, The Unknowns,” the group wrote.

“Unfortunately, Pricey is no longer in The Chats,” they continued. “He has gone on to do his own thing, and we wish him all the best.”

Newest member Josh Hardy has – as the post explains – spent his time serving as the vocalist of fellow Sunshine Coast band The Unknowns, who were recently announced as a support act on the band’s forthcoming “AC/DC CD” tour.

Hardy made his first appearance with the group a few weeks ago, starring in the film clip for the aforementioned “AC/DC CD” single. No acknowledgement of Pricey’s departure was made at the time, though fans began to put the pieces together after Hardy appeared on the upcoming tour poster.

It’s currently unknown what the future hold for Pricey, who had served as the band’s lead guitarist since their formation in 2016.

The Chats “AC/DC CD” Tour

Friday, December 11th, 2020
Racehorse Hotel, Ipswich

Saturday, December 12th, 2020
Highfields Tavern, Toowoomba

Tuesday, December 15th, 2020
The Triffid, Brisbane, QLD

Wednesday, December 16th, 2020
The Triffid, Brisbane, QLD

Friday, December 18th, 2020
Edge Hill Tavern, Cairns, QLD

Saturday, December 19th, 2020
Dalrymple Hotel, Townsville, QLD

Sunday, December 20th, 2020
Mt Pleasant Hotel, Mackay, QLD

Friday, January 8th, 2021
Coolangatta Hotel, Coolangatta, QLD

Saturday, January 9th, 2021
The Northern, Byron Bay, NSW

Wednesday, January 13th, 2021
Hoey Moey, Coffs Harbour, NSW

Thursday, January 14th, 2021
Laurieton Services Club, Laurieton, NSW

Friday, January 15th, 2021
Entrances Leagues Club, The Entrance, NSW

Friday, January 22nd, 2021
UOW Uni Bar, Wollongong, NSW

Saturday, January 23rd, 2021
Kambri, Canberra, ACT

Sunday, January 24th, 2021
The Marlin, Ulladulla, NSW

The Chats High Risk Behaviour Australian Tour

Friday, May 7th, 2021 (New Venue)
The Roundhouse, Sydney, NSW (All Ages)

Friday, May 14th, 2021
The Gov, Adelaide, SA (All Ages)

Saturday, May 15th, 2021
Croxton Melbourne, VIC (U18 Matinee)

Saturday, May 15th, 2021
Croxton Melbourne, VIC (18+)

Saturday, May 22nd, 2021
Magnet House (FKA Capitol), Perth, WA (18+)

Friday, May 28th, 2021 (New Show)
Uni Bar, Hobart, TAS (18+)

Friday, June 4th, 2021
The Tivoli, Brisbane, QLD (18+)

Saturday, June 5th, 2021
The Zoo, Brisbane, QLD (U18 Matinee)

Tickets on sale from the band’s website