Danity Kane’s Aundrea Fimbres Announces Group Exit on Opening Date of Comeback Tour

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Danity Kane attend the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards at the Barclays Center on August 25, 2013 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.

Earlier this week, girl group Danity Kane released its first single in six years, “Lemonade” (featuring Tyga). But there was something noticeably off about the cover art for the single, which featured three little girls selling lemonade — Danity Kane has four members.

Danity Kane Announces 'No Filter' U.S. Tour

The confusion was cleared up during the launch date of Danity Kane’s comeback tour at San Francisco’s Fillmore on May 16 when member Aundrea Fimbres announced that she was departing the group to get married and start a family.

“Two dreams of mine have been to be a singer and be on stage like this and to have a family. In a couple months, that’s all coming true,” said Fimbres, who brought out her future stepdaughter for the announcement. “I’ve gotten to do some amazing things with Danity Kane, but it’s time for me to start the next chapter in my life.”

Fimbres added that Danity Kane’s Dawn Richard, Shannon Bex and Aubrey O'Day “have been working their butts off to give you some amazing music and some amazing new stuff. They are going to kill it for you while I go have some babies.”

Danity Kane’s 13-date U.S. tour starts up again May 18 at the the City National Grove of Anaheim in California and continues through early June.

Best known for songs like "Show Stopper" and "Damaged," Danity Kane disbanded in 2009 after forming on MTV's "Making The Band" in 2005 and releasing two studio albums. Last August, Richard, Fimbres, Bex and O'Day announced that the group had reunited, and a new album -- with production from the Stereotypes -- is expected to be released later this year (fifth member D. Woods is not involved in the comeback).


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