Départ du batteur pour MxPx

Dans ce communiqué, MxPx annonce le départ de son batteur, Yuri Ruley, qui, après 18 ans et 2.5 millions de disques vendus a décidé de consacrer plus de temps à sa famille. Le groupe ne sera pas dissout pour autant, puisque le groupe continuera de jouer dans des festivals, et Chris Wilson (The Summer Obsession) le remplacera à la batterie. Une tournée internationnale est même prévue pour 2011. Toutes les infos ci-dessous dans le communiqué.

Vegas Set List To Include Fan Favorites "Chick Magnet" And "Move To
Bremerton" From Their Acclaimed Album, Life In General
Los Angeles, CA, July 8, 2010Two days after their 18-year anniversary,
Bremerton, WA trio MxPx announces the retirement of their drummer Yuri
Ruley, as the band plans to scale back on touring but will continue to
play select shows and release new material. In addition to this
announcement, the band will be performing in Las Vegas on July 18th as
a farewell to Ruley and celebration of their most celebrated release
to date by performing the entirety of third LP, Life In General.
After 18 years and nearly 2.5 million records, having helped pave the
way for pop-punk music, Ruley will be departing the band in order to
focus more on his family life. "With MxPx being a touring band and
constantly on the road 9 months out of the year, I knew at some point
it would have to come to an end, but the reality of it is a lot harder
than I thought it would be. MxPx has been my second family for nearly
two decades, but I need to step away to focus on raising my family."
With Ruley's departure, MxPx will be scaling back a bit to focus on
the completion of their new live DVD/photo book and new EP. Vocalist
and bassist Mike Herrera will lean his focus to Tumbledown's sophomore
release and guitarist Tom Wisniewski will continue with MxPx in
conjunction with his new full-time job.
"The current economy crisis has affected everyone in some way. For us
as a mid-tier band that relies on consistent touring as a steady
source of income, we've been affected drastically. Touring costs have
sky-rocketed and companies have limited their marketing dollars,
resulting in most bands being barely able to cover current road
costs," says Wisniewski. "I had no choice but to limit my availability
on the road to get a full time job to support my family, but will
continue to perform select MxPx dates and continue making music."
Not to be confused as the band's final show, the bittersweet
performance and farewell to Ruley will be the band's first appearance
into Sin City since September 2008 and will celebrate the near 14-year
anniversary of their most notable album release to date, Life In
General, with a live full album performance at the Hard Rock Hotel for
their faithful fans.
"This will be a night to celebrate both the band and our fans who have
supported us and will continue to support us now and in the future,"
says Herrera.
The music of MxPx has been known for its ability to unite formerly
distinguished fan bases such as the skate/surf community and the punk
underground, MxPx used this wide variety of fans as a catalyst for the
release of Life In General in 1996, which is notably the bands first
mainstream success to date with tracks "Chick Magnet" and "Move To
Bremerton," having launched them to the top of the alternative charts
in 1996.
MxPx will continue to perform in festivals and one-off dates with
Chris Wilson (The Summer Obsession) sitting in on drums. MxPx
All-Stars will embark on a new International tour to Australia in
early 2011, which will feature the same line-up from their first tour
to Japan and Malaysia ��" Mike Herrera, Kris Roe of The Ataris and
Chris Wilson. Also, stay tuned as long awaited full-length album of
MxPx's side-project, Arthur, featuring all three members and their
former tech assistant Neil Hundt will be released later this year.
For more info and news updates on MxPx, visit: www.mxpx.com

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