In Rivermaya, or, “Rico Blanco leaves Rivermaya”
Shocking. Common sense tells us that Rivermaya cannot and will not exist without Rico Blanco. Information came from The Dawn’s mailing list. Francis Brew (The Dawn’s guitarist) sent a text message to JB Leonor (The Dawn’s drummer) – which he posted to the mailing list,Â that said: “Confirmed! It’s Rivermaya’s last gig!!! They’re breaking up!” Here’s the link, but you must be registered. Then we can see that it has been confirmed because of this article from Indie Culture Online.
At least two things will surely happen – Rico Blanco will go solo and, Rivermaya will launch a reality-tv search for the next Rivermaya frontman, and main composer, and guitarist, and keyboardist, and band leader.