Elbow have announced that their drummer, Richard Jupp, will be leaving after 25 years with the band. Following up the announcement that their seventh album will be released in 2017, Jupp will not be featuring on the record.
Leaving the band to pursue other projects, Jupp is said to be leaving to continue his work with his drum school as well as various charities.
In a statement posted on the band’s website, they also wrote that they are “currently writing tracks” for the follow-up to 2014’s ’The Take Off and Landing of Everything.’
You can read the full statement below.
elbow have announced today that drummer Richard Jupp is to leave the band to concentrate on a number of creative projects including plans to further expand his drum school (www.juppdrumtuition.com) which will involve workshops across the UK. Richard will also continue to support the charities that he is involved with. Having been a member of elbow since the beginning 25 years ago, Guy, Pete, Mark and Craig wish Jupp every success in his new ventures. The band are currently writing tracks for their seventh studio album, due for release in 2017.
Elbow have enjoyed monumental success in their 25 year history, including a Mercury Music Prize win in 2008 with ‘The Seldom Seen Kid’.