Drummer Neal Evans Will No Longer Tour With Dopapod This Fall
Dopapod announced today that their drummer Neal “Fro” Evans will not be playing with the band for the duration of their 2013 Fall tour. In a Facebook post, Dopapod cited Fro’s reason for leaving due to “personal issues.” Scotty Zwang, formerly of Sonic Spank will join Dopapod for the rest of the tour.
Dopapod plays the Iowa City Yacht Club in Iowa City, IA this evening.
Here’s a look at the full Facebook post and a look at the rest of their Fall tour dates.
Friends, family and Fans-
We want to inform you that Fro will not be playing with us for the rest of the fall tour. He has to go back to his home planet Froton and save it from destruction by the evil hair straightening race of the Flatironites. The amazing Scotty Zwang will take control of the drum command center for the Dopapod space ship through the rest of the fall. Please show him the same love and energy that you showed Fro!
But seriously, Fro has to handle some personal issues, so he will not be with us for the rest of the fall. We are excited to have our good friend Scotty Zwang join us on stage for the next few weeks.
He’s a fantastic drummer and has been blowing us away during rehearsals.
This is not permanent, and we look forward to having him back before the end of the year. We are sending Fro lots of love. There are a lot of exciting shows coming up and we can’t wait to see all of you!
-Eli, Chuck, Rob and Neal
Dopapod Tour Dates:
October 16 Iowa City, IA—Iowa City Yacht Club
October 17 Minneapolis, MN—The Cabooze
October 18 Chicago, IL—Bottom Lounge Volcano Room
October 19 Indianapolis, IN—The Mousetrap
October 23 Madison, WI—High Noon Saloon
October 24 Urbana, IL—The Canopy Club
October 25 Covington, KY—Madison Theatre #
October 26 Columbus, OH—Skully’s Music Diner #
October 31 Cleveland Heights, OH—Grog Shop
November 1 Lexington, KY—Cosmic Charles
November 2 Nashville, TN—12th & Porter^
November 7 Raleigh, NC—Lincoln Theatre
November 8 Asheville, NC—Asheville Music Hall~
November 9 Atlantic, GA—Terminal West +
November 14 Charlotte, NC—Chop Shop*
November 15 Charleston, SC—The Pour House<
November 16 Live Oak, FL—Bear Creek Music Festival
(#) w/ SassafraZ
(~) w/ Fritz
(+) w/ The Werks
(<) w/ Mama’s Love