“With sorrow I am forced to announce my immediate retirement from touring, and possibly all things related to continuing my career,” reads the announcement on Mahogany Rush’s official website (opens in new tab).
The crushing news of Marino’s early retirement came today ahead of his tour scheduled for later this year. Fans can only speculate about the specifics, although his unsettling statement continues…
"I want to thank all the people who supported me all of the last half-century. I know that many were looking forward to seeing us play this fall and I was looking forward to getting out again and doing more shows, but it now appears that in the absence of a miraculous recovery, my Concert DVD (Live at the Agora) will constitute the last show I will ever have played. I ask any that are believers to include me in their prayers."
Forming in Montreal in 1970, Mahogany Rush went on to release a slew of highly acclaimed studio albums over the years with Marino firmly in the spotlight as the band’s de facto leader.
For a taster of Marino’s incredible guitar skills check out this trailer for his recent DVD release, “Frank Marino: Live at the Agora Theatre”...
Purchase the Frank Marino: Live At The Agora Theatre DVD here (opens in new tab).
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