The Drums announce new live line-up The Drums Tickets

New Yorkers have expanded to a five piece for live shows

Photo: Next Previous

Photo Gallery: The Drums

The Drums have announced details of their new live line-up.

The group have expanded to a five-piece for their 2011 live shows, with drummer Connor Hanwick changing to become the band's guitarist and new sticksman Chris Stein joining the set-up.

They have also named Violens man Myles Matheny as their new guitarist. He is still a member of Violens and replaces Adam Kessler, who quit the band in September last year. Original member Jacob Graham is now concentrating on synthesizers.



Speaking in NME's new free 16-page guide to this summer's festivals, which comes with the new issue of the magazine, on UK newsstands now or available digitally, singer Jonathan Pierce said: "The spirit of the band is the same, but the line-up has changed."

He added: "There are no more backing tracks. It's such a pain to bring them on the road and the show is better now than ever."

To read the rest of the interview with The Drums and festival-related chats with The Horrors, The Joy Formidable, Katy B and The Vaccines, pick up the new issue of NME.

Read More On This Artist

Video: The Drums At The Shockwaves NME Awards 2011 - Video

The Drums Tickets
Date/Time Venue Seetickets Viagogo


Buy The Drums Tickets

from £16

Buy The Drums Tickets

from £63


Buy The Drums Tickets

from £15

Buy The Drums Tickets


NOT AVAILABLE

Buy The Drums Tickets

from £89

back to top

More News
The Script score third Official Albums Chart Number 1 with 'No Sound Without Silence'
Jake Bugg: 'Manufactured pop bands don't have any soul'
Lauryn Hill's London comeback show subject to harsh Twitter criticism
Tatu's Lena Katina responds to bandmate's homophobia: 'People should be free to...
Producer Tony Visconti says he was misquoted over 'new David Bowie album' comment
La Roux: 'I've never made any money from record sales'
Kendrick Lamar downplays guest appearances on new album
Jamie T: 'Damon Albarn told me to write from the heart'
Stevie Nicks unveils title track from '24 Karat Gold: Songs From The Vault' - listen
Kanye West shares photos from his community service fashion class
Will Ferrell and Red Hot Chili Peppers' Chad Smith cover The Rolling Stones - watch
Foo Fighters announce January 2015 live dates
Johnny Flynn stars in new trailer for Channel 4 sitcom 'Scrotal Recall' - watch
Bishop Nehru and Doom preview NehruvianDOOM album with new track 'Caskets' – listen
Matt Bellamy hints at World War 3 theme and guitar solos for new Muse album
SBTRKT previews new album 'Wonder Where We Land' at iTunes Festival in London
Iceage reveal new song 'How Many' - listen
Trent Reznor previews 'Gone Girl' soundtrack ahead of cinema release
Members of Arcade Fire, The Strokes and Bon Iver form Pop All Star Band supergroup
Lil Wayne and Drake hit the road in 'Grindin' video - watch
SBTRKT streams new song 'The Light' featuring Denai Moore - listen
George Ezra covers Cyndi Lauper's 'Girls Just Wanna Have Fun' - watch

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Featured Videos
Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Most Read News
Popular This Week
Inside NME.COM
On NME.COM Today