A message on the band’s website today explained that the duo will be parting their separate ways after their last gig in Belfast this month:
On December 19th at 11pm, Rocky and Shaun plan to take to the stage together as Oppenheimer for the last time.
There will be a farewell EP, a digital release at the start of 2010. A snapshot of where we had arrived at this point, as we have recently been working on new material.
Shaun has realized that in order to fulfill his hopes and dreams he needs to take a new and different path in his life.
Rocky’s ideas, dreams and notions for writing, recording and touring are more alive and vibrant than ever.
Due to these changing circumstances, we have decided to part ways.
Full statement here. The band’s last gig takes place in Spring & Airbrake at the Skibunny Christmas Party.