Contact Us

James Dewees is no longer in The Get Up Kids

The Get Up Kids
James Dewees with The Get Up Kids at When We Were Young 2017 (more by Natalie Somekh)

The Get Up Kids are gearing up to return to the road this week in continued support of their new album Problems, first with an Iowa show and then Riot Fest, and they just revealed that longtime keyboardist James Dewees is no longer in the band. “James Dewees is no longer a member of The Get Up Kids,” their announcement simply reads.

James first contributed to The Get Up Kids during the recording of the Red Letter Day EP, and then he joined the band full time and his first album with them was 1999’s classic Something To Write Home About, which prominently featured James’ keyboard playing. He remained with the band since, up through this year’s Problems. James is also the frontman/main member of Reggie and the Full Effect, he was the drummer of the now-defunct Coalesce, and he was the touring keyboardist for My Chemical Romance before they went on hiatus and he toured as a member of MCR frontman Gerard Way’s solo band after that, among other projects.

James has not yet commented on his departure from The Get Up Kids.

In related news, earlier this year, Get Up Kids/Spoon bassist Rob Pope left Spoon.

All upcoming Get Up Kids tour dates here.

Check It Out

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://www.brooklynvegan.com using your original account information.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for BrooklynVegan quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!