Back in mid-December, following a two-plus-year run, drummer Jay Weinberg, the offspring of legendary E Street Band drummer Max Weinberg, announced his departure from Against Me! Almost immediately, frontwoman Laura Jane Grace took to Twitter to search for a brave new drummer who could fly out to Florida and learn the band’s songs in time for their appearance at this month’s Big Day Out music festival in Australia.
As Faster Louder points out, ex-Rocket from the Crypt member Adam “Atom” Willard was up for the challenge and will accompany the band for their upcoming tour dates. Aside from RftC, Willard has worked as a drum technician for Weezer and had stints in The Offspring, Angels and Airwaves, Social Distortion, Alkaline Trio frontman Matt Skiba’s new band The Hell, and more.
Check out the band’s full tour schedule below, followed by rehearsal footage of the song “T.S.R.” featuring Weinberg.