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"We want Josh and Zac to do something that makes them happy, and if that isn't here with us, then we support them finding happiness elsewhere," the band writes. "But we never for a second thought about leaving any of this behind. We really hope that you can be encouraged by the fact that the three of us who are still here are ready to take on another chapter of our journey together."
Furthermore, Paramore are all systems go for 2011, beginning with a tour of South America that launches in February. Indeed, the band appears to be stoked on future endeavors but ended their note with a graceful goodbye: "As we look back ... in all of this, what truly matters are the good times," they write. "The pictures of us with our arms around each other, the long van rides, your faces while you sing along as we play. Thank you for getting us right here to this very moment."
Defected drummer Zac Farro, meanwhile, is already on to the next: NME reports that Farro has launched a new band called Tunnels.
Watch Paramore perform 'Careful' live, below.