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The Drums expand to a quintet

on May 06, 2011, 10:30am

With upcoming appearances at Sasquatch!, Bonnaroo, Lollapalloza, and multiple international cities, The Drums are gearing up for a hectic touring schedule. Besides their usual equipment, the band will be bringing along a new guitarist and drummer to add some extra energy to the road.

During an interview with NME, singer Jonathan Pierce revealed the band would be leaving their backing tracks at home in favor of an augmented live lineup. For the upcoming dates, former Violens member Myles Matheny will step in on guitar to replace Adam Kessler, who departed in September, and drummer Connor Hanwick will move over to keys, with Chris Stein taking over the drum kit.

To see where the expanded five piece will be popping up next, check out the list of tour dates below.

The Drums 2011 Tour Dates:
05/07 – Maitland, AU @ Groove in the Moo Fest
05/08 – Canberra, AU @ Groove in the Moo Fest
05/09 – Sydney, AU @ The Metro
05/10 – Adelaide, AU @ Tuni Bar
05/11 – Adelaide, AU @ The Governor Hindmarsh
05/13 – Perth, AU @ The Capitol
05/14 – Bunbury, AU @ Groove in the Moo Fest
05/16 – Singamore, SG @ The St. James Powerhouse
05/18 – Tokyo, JP @ Club Quattro
05/19 – Tokyo, JP @ Club Quattro
05/20 – Nagoya, JP @ Club Quattro
05/21 – Osaka, JP @ Club Quattro
05/22 – Seoul, KR @ V-Hall
05/24 – Bangkok, TH @ Muse
05/25 – Jakarta, ID @ Blowfish Club
05/26 – Hong Kong, CN @ Kitec
05/29 – George, WA @ Sasquatch! Music Festival
06/03 – Mazatlan, MX @ Quiksilver Clasico
06/10 – 06/12 – Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Music Festival
07/14 – Hultsfred, SE @ Hultsfred Festival
07/15 – Ferropolis, DE @ Melt! Festival
07/16 – London, UK @ Lovebox Festival
07/17 – Dour, BE @ Dour Festival
08/08 – Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
09/03 – Stradbelly, IE @ Electric Picnic Festival
09/09 – Berlin, DE @ Berlin Festival
09/08 – 09/11 – Isle of Wight, UK @ Bestival

Maitland, NSW (GROOVE IN THE MOO FEST) May 7
Canberra, ACT (GROOVE IN THE MOO FEST) May 8
Sydney, NSW, The Metro May 9
Adelaide, SA, TUni Bar w/ Tiger Choir May 10
Adelaide, SA, The Governor Hindmarsh May 11
Perth, WA, The Capitol May 13
Bunbury, WA, (GROOVE IN THE MOO FEST) May 14
Singapore, SG, The St. James Powerhouse May 16
Quattro, Tokyo, Japan May 18
Quattro, Tokyo, Japan May 19
Quattro, Nagoya, Japan May 20
Quattro, Osaka, Japan May 21
Seoul, KR, V-Hall May 22
Bangkok, TH, Muse May 24
Jakarta, ID, Blowfish Club May 25
Hong Kong, CH, Kitec May 26
Sasquatch Festival, WA (USA) May 29
Quiksilver Clasico Mazatlan, MX June 3
Bonnaroo Festival, Tenn USA June 10-12
Hultsfred Festival, Hultsfred, SE July 14
Melt! Festival, Berlin, GER July 15
Lovebox Festival, London, UK July 16
Dour Festival, Belgium July 17
Lollapalooza Festival, Chicago, IL, US, August 8
Electric Picnic Festival, Stradbelly, IE Sept 3
Berlin Festival, Berlin, GER Sept 9
Bestival, UK September 8-11
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