We Are Scientist drummer ‘relinquishes his duties’

Michael Tapper quits band ahead of UK tour

We Are Scientists’ drummer Michael Tapper has quit the band.

The sticksman has departed the group and will not accompany them on their forthcoming tour.

According to the band, the split is amicable and they issued the following statement to NME.COM: “Michael Tapper has relinquished his duties as drummer of We Are Scientists in order to pursue other things.”


A permanent replacement is yet to be named.

Meanwhile, the band kick off their UK tour next week (November 7), playing a series of university venues.

As previously reported, at some dates the band will support themselves, offering self-improvement seminars to fans.

The band will play:

Edinburgh University Student Union (November 7)*

Leeds University Student Union (8)*


Keele University Student Union (12)*

Bournemouth University Student Union (22)*

Cardiff University Student Union (24)*

Glasgow University Student Union (December 6)*

Newcastle University Student Union (10)*

London University Student Union (14)

* Brain Thrust Mastery session

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