Posted in metal | music | tour dates on September 2, 2011

by BBG

Greg Fox (center) on stage with White Hills (more by BBG)
White Hills

Spazzy drummer Greg Fox of Liturgy will leave the Brooklyn "white metal" crew after their October tour with Boris. The departure is amicable. Liturgy tours a lot and Greg wants to shift his focus to other things, like his solo project GDFX (who recently released One Thing, stream it), Guardian Alien (who play a release show on 9/24 at Shea Stadium), and more (stay tuned). Fox told us:

Liturgy was fun and educational, but it's time for me to move forward. As a drummer in New York City, I have the opportunity to learn a lot from many very talented folks, and I'd like to be more open to those opportunities. If it makes sense for bands to last a long time then they do, otherwise you have to move on to the next thing, new experiences, new chapters. I wish Liturgy all the best. I'm excited about the future, about trying new things and making other plants grow, about growing personally, and about eating more pho.
And for the record, Greg Fox is that obsessed with Vietnamese noodle soup, though no word if said obsession caused friction between the band members. I am guessing not.

Catch Fox's final NYC show with Liturgy when they play with Boris/Asobi Seksu at Irving Plaza on 10/27. Tickets are still available.

All tour dates and some video is below.

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Liturgy live at Saint Vitus Bar, Brooklyn, NY 05/06/11

Liturgy Live @ SXSW 2011

Liturgy -- 2011 Tour Dates
Thu Sep 8 Newark, DE - Mojo Main
Fri Sep 9 Raleigh, NC - Kings Barcade (Hopscotch) w/ Earth, The Body
Sat Sep 10 Nashville, TN - The End
Sun Sep 11 Louisville, KY - Mag Bar *
Mon Sep 12 Newport, KY - Southgate House *
Thu Sep 15 Grand Rapids, MI - Founders Brewery *
Fri Sep 16 Detroit, MI - Magic Stick Lounge *
Sat Sep 17 London, ON - Call The Office *
Sun Sep 18 Toronto, ON - Horseshoe Tavern *
Mon Sep 19 Ottawa, ON - Zaphod Beeblebrox *
Tue Sep 20 Quebec City, QC - Scanner Bistro *
Wed Sep 21 Montreal, QC - Il Motore w/ Cave *
Thu Sep 22 Milford, CT - Daniel Street Club
Wed Sep 28 Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle
Wed Oct 12 Reykjavik, Iceland - Iceland Airwaves
Tue Oct 25 Boston, MA - Royale Nightclub +
Thu Oct 27 New York, NY - Irving Plaza +
Fri Oct 28 Philadephia, PA - Union Transfer +
Sat Oct 29 Washington, DC - Black Cat +
* w/ PC Worship
+ w/ Boris, Asobi Seksu

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Comments (24)

best part of the band, bummer

Posted by Anonymous | September 2, 2011 2:25 PM

What is "white metal"?

Posted by Anonymous | September 2, 2011 2:28 PM

deff respect Greg's decision and excited for all of his other projects!

Posted by Anonymous | September 2, 2011 2:29 PM

But who else will be able to play the burst beat? #firstworldproblems

Posted by Sanskar | September 2, 2011 2:31 PM

real talk that GDFX album sucks dick...it sounds like he made it with garageband loops. his drumming with liturgy is fucking awesome, though

Posted by Anonymous | September 2, 2011 2:36 PM

real talk that gdfx album is awesome.

Posted by Anonymous | September 2, 2011 2:44 PM

drat, he is a great drummer!

Posted by Anonymous | September 2, 2011 2:54 PM

He probably left liturgy because they play PHO-ny black metal

Posted by Anonymous | September 2, 2011 2:57 PM

Guardian Alien is where it is at. Psyched for Greg, he is a true musician, and wants to expand his horizon. You have to respect that. That burst beat was the shit tho.

Posted by Anonymous | September 2, 2011 3:27 PM

pho is the new hummus. I hope. I hope something is the new hummus, so the hummus thing goes away for good.

Posted by Anonymous | September 2, 2011 3:31 PM

sounds like someone is ready for senior year of high school

Posted by Anonymous | September 2, 2011 3:32 PM

Who wants to eat pho when it's hot outside? Bahn Mi motherfuckers.

Posted by Anonymous | September 2, 2011 3:38 PM

troubles in hipster world. oh what shall we do?

Posted by Anonymous | September 2, 2011 4:25 PM

Oh hes got his senior year beard coming in and hes moving on to rock on in the big league. Try something new there you crazy diamond.

Posted by Anonymous | September 2, 2011 5:18 PM

i heard hunt-hendrix tried to claim ownership of the "burst beat", despite not even playing the drums. that would make me want to quit the band too.

Posted by Anonymous | September 2, 2011 5:55 PM

Probably got sick of all the heat Liturgy is taking for Hunter's ridiculous statements and "manifesto".

Posted by Anonymous | September 2, 2011 5:57 PM

Smart move. GA are awesome.

Posted by joly | September 3, 2011 2:50 AM

He wasn't getting enough Hummus.

Posted by Hummus | September 4, 2011 2:43 PM

Nothing, I repeat NOTHING will ever be the "new hummus".

Posted by A 5000 year old hummus recipe | September 4, 2011 3:49 PM

You ever HAD hummus???

Posted by Anonymous | September 6, 2011 11:34 PM

he probably left due to fact he was tired of living a lie in liturgy, burst beat isnt a new concept, and even worse is they are claming to be black metal, ugh.

Posted by Anonymous | September 7, 2011 5:41 PM

he probably left because of the comments on this page

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2011 5:56 PM

One down, three to go.

Posted by Anonymous | March 30, 2012 3:16 AM

I like greg fox.

Posted by Greg | February 10, 2014 7:48 PM

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