Posted in music | tour dates on May 1, 2011

Lower Dens @ Bowery Ballroom during CMJ (more by Amanda Hatfield)
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John Hunter of Lower Dens aka Glory Girls have replaced Lower Dens on tonight's Mercury Lounge show because Lower Dens had to cancel due to losing a member. The band posted this message last week:

"Our guitarist, and sometimes drummer, Will Adams, has decided to leave the band, due to exhaustion. As a result we are very sorry to announce the cancellation of some of our upcoming shows. Will's gonna be sorely missed, and we're not sure yet exactly what that will mean for the future of our band, but there will be one."
Lower Dens vocalist and guitarist Jana Hunter (brother of John) followed that up with:
"To be clear, we're still working things out after Will's departure, but we are BY NO MEANS breaking up, and we still plan on playing all the other shows we have scheduled this summer and beyond, including Marfa, Austin, Houston, NYC, etc. See yall soon. - jh"
One of thsoe upcoming shows they're still playing is at the South Street Seaport this summer. Another is part of Hopscotch, and they'll be at NXNE too. Baltimore City Paper has more info in a new interview with Jana.

Tara Jane O'Neil was also listed on tonight's show, but now the openers are Quilt, Battle Circus and Marlon Rando.

Other Lower Dens dates and a video of Glory Girls playing Glasslands, below...

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Glory Girls performs Mother's Theresa & Poison from BlearyEyedBrooklyn.com on Vimeo.

Lower Dens -- 2011 Tour Dates
Fri 06/03/11 Chaos in Tejas Austin TX
Sat 06/04/11 Free Press Summer Fest Houston TX
Tue 06/14/11 The Ninth Ward at Babeville Buffalo NY
Fri 07/01/11 Seaport Music Festival New York NY w/ Dirty Beaches

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Comments (11)

Wait, dude left Lower Dens because of "exhaustion" but HIS band is playing THEIR slot tonight? Glad he's feeling better. Or was "exhaustion" a metaphor for quitting in this case. No respect. THAT is a DICK MOVE. Even if Bowery Presents or Mercury Lounge asked him to play, THAT. IS. FUCKED. UP!

Posted by b.LOUD | May 1, 2011 7:22 PM

Wait.
Sorry, my bad. Read the post too quickly. Guess I'M the one with the DICK MOVE. I was really looking forward to tonight's show. Apologies to the band, Will and any of the fans if they read this.

Posted by b.LOUD | May 1, 2011 7:27 PM

Listening to some of Lower Dens tracks has totally exhausted me.

Posted by Anonymous | May 1, 2011 8:33 PM

they're a good band...no denying it.. his loss

Posted by Anonymous | May 1, 2011 9:44 PM

Are they getting the band back together??

Posted by Anonymous | May 1, 2011 11:43 PM

Couldn't she (JH) have played an acoustic set alone as she is doing with Cass M. later on the month at Bowery Ballroom?....

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2011 12:03 AM

Let me try to understand this.

You actually CARE about this news?

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2011 8:03 AM

yes we care about this news.
It's you we don't give a sh*t about.

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2011 10:29 AM

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Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2011 12:02 PM

looking forward to the new lower dens. jana hunter 4ever

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