As quoted by the Associated Press:
Burton, 50, has performed at the Monte Carlo since the day it opened in 1996. On Monday, he compared the union to a marriage and the split to a divorce.
“People get married and get divorced every day, and a lot of times when people get divorced, they’ll say it’s ‘irreconcilable differences,’” Burton told The Associated Press. “That’s kind of what we have here. I think we’ve just grown apart, we have different philosophies, and we’re going in different directions.”
Burton declined to elaborate but said he and casino officials had different philosophies about how to put on a show.
“The question that I have to ask myself is, ‘Do I stay in this relationship and potentially be very unhappy in the long run?’ Or do we just say, ‘You know what? It’s time for us to move on,’” he said. “And that’s what I decided to do.”
Much has been reported that cuts to Lance’s show budget may have hastened his exit from the Monte Carlo and these kind of quotes would certainly do nothing to dispel that notion.