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Bouncing Souls part ways with drummer (again)

Bouncing Souls @ Hurricane Festival 2013 (via)
Bouncing Souls

New Brunswick, NJ punk rockers The Bouncing Souls are about to celebrate their 25th anniversary as a band, a band who has managed to retain almost all of its original members. The only lineup change in their lifetime, before yesterday, was when drummer Michael McDermott (Skinnerbox, Mephiskapheles, Murphy’s Law) replaced original drummer Shal Khichi in 1999. Then yesterday this happened:

Our brother and band mate Michael Mcdermott has decided to leave the band to pursue other musical interests. It has been an amazing 13 and a half years. We love you and wish you all the best! Here’s to the memories!
We don’t know what’s next (we never have!) but we know its gonna be rad! Onto the future! – Bouncing Souls

Sad news for the band who are meanwhile in the middle of a tour that has them in the Czech Republic tonight (6/26). It’s unclear who is playing drums for them this week (Michael’s final shows?).

Their next U.S. gig is July 26th at Pier 26 in NYC when they open for Gaslight Anthem who also play Pier 26 on July 28 and a free show at Irving Plaza on the day in between.

By that time Rise Records will have released the new Rise 200 Clear 5 LP Box Set which features a track by the Souls, but also many more (aka you probably won’t want to be picking that one up).

All tour dates are listed below…


Bouncing Souls — 2013 Tour Dates
Jun 26 Barrak Ostrava, Czech Republic
Jun 27 Hegyalja Festival – Third Stage Headline Tokaj, Hungary
Jun 28 Rock Den See Festival – Headliner Sankt Paul Im Levanttal, Austria
Jun 29 Mair 1 Festival Montabaur, Germany
Jul 26 Pier 26 Hudson River Park, NYC w/ The Gaslight Anthem
Oct 30 BIG PRE-FEST IN LITTLE YBOR V. M. Ybor, FL
Oct 31 THE FEST Gainesville, FL

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