Drummer Darren King exits MuteMath

Mutemath frontman/keyboardist Paul Meany has officially announced (via Facebook) that drummer/co-founder Darren King has left the band and will not be accompanying Mutemath on their pending worldwide tour.

As long term Mutemath fans, we are saddened by this news. Darren is a remarkable drummer and brought so much to the table. We wish both Darren and the remaining members of Mutemath the best of luck!

Drummer Daren King Photo by: @kristenabigailcollective
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Official Statement
“This is not easy, but I have to announce today that Darren King has decided to leave the band and as of now, will no longer be performing with Mutemath. I can’t believe what I’m typing, but it is reality. I can promise you that we’ve worked relentlessly at trying to find a solution for an unbelievably challenging situation, but for now, I can only ask that everyone please give us the benefit of the doubt

The past weeks especially have had me on the, debating whether to cancel everything or to find another drummer to tour with us in Darren’s place. Both options are unimaginable to me, as you might guess. But here’s what I’m sure of… there’s no way I want to end everything right here, right now, in an online statement.

It is out of complete love and respect for all of you who have committed time and resources to this band that we’d like to offer you our willingness to continue on and play our upcoming US and European shows. We’ve called on the only other drummer I’m confident to take the stage with to bring our songs to life, and has graciously accepted and is currently rehearsing non-stop to properly honor the amazing work Darren has contributed to this band. I’m proud to say our dear friend, and steller New Orleans drummer, David “Hutch” Hutchison has cleared his schedule to join us on the road for the rest of the year to make sure this new album and tour are represented top notch.

Mark my words, the Play Dead Live show will be INSANE, and our fifth studio album will still be released on on 9/8 as scheduled. We’re eternally grateful for all of you and look forward to seeing you soon. So many of you have been there with us through think and thin, and I can’t thank you enough.

Much love,
Paul”

 

See Mutemath live:

European Dates
August 23rd – London, England – O2 Academy Islington
August 25th – Leeds, England – Leeds Festival
August 27th – Reading, England – Reading Festival
August 29th – Utrecht, Netherlands – TivoliVredenburg
August 30th – Cologne, Germany – Gloria Theatre
September 1st – Paris, France – Les Etoiles
September 2nd – Baden, Switzerland – Nordportal
September 3rd – Munich, Germany – Technikum

PLAY DEAD LIVE U.S. Tour Dates
September 14th -Boston, MA – House of Blues
September 15th – New Haven, CT – College Street Music Hall
September 16th – Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Small’s
September 17th – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
September 19th – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore
September 20th – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel
September 22nd – Silver Springs, MD – The Fillmore
September 23rd – Charlottesville, VA – The Jefferson
September 24th – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore
September 25th – Raleigh, NC – The Ritz
September 29th – Miami Beach, FL – The Fillmore
September 30th – St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Landing
October 2nd – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
October 3rd – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
October 4th – Birmingham, AL – Iron City
October 7th – Houston, TX – House of Blues
October 8th – Tulsa, OK – Brady Theatre
October 10th – Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
October 12th- San Diego, CA – House of Blues
October 13th – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
October 14th – Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory OC
October 15th – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
October 18th – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
October 19th – Seattle, MA  – Showbox SoDo
October 21st – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
October 22nd – Denver ,CO – The Ogden
October 24th – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
October 25th – Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room at Old National Center
October 27th – Detroit, MI – St. Andrew’s Hall

 

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