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Darren King Leaves Mutemath

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  1. Melody Bot

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    Drummer Darren King has left Mutemath. A message from the band can be found below.


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    — MUTEMATH (@MUTEMATH) August 8, 2017


    This is not easy, but I have to announce today that Darren King has decided to leave the band and as of now, will no longer be performing with Mutemath. I can't believe what I'm typing, but it is reality. I can promise you that we've worked relentlessly at trying to find a solution for an unbelievably challenging situation, but for now, I can only ask that everyone please give us the benefit of the doubt.

    The past few weeks especially have had me on the ropes, debating whether to cancel everything or to find another drummer to tour with us in Darren's place. Both options are unimaginable to me, as you might guess. But here's what I'm sure of ... there's no way I want to end everything right here, right now, in an online statement.

    It is out of complete love and respect for all of you who have committed time and resources to this band that we'd like to offer you our
    willingness to continue on and play our upcoming US and European shows. We've called on the only other drummer I'm confident to take the stage with to bring our songs to life, and he has graciously accepted and is currently rehearsing non-stop to properly honor the amazing work Darren has contributed to this band. I'm proud to say our dear friend, and stellar New Orleans drummer, David "Hutch" Hutchison has cleared his schedule to join us on the road for the rest of the year to make sure this new album and tour are represented top notch.

    Mark my words, the Play Dead Live show will be INSANE, and our fifth studio album will still be released on 9/8 as scheduled. We're eternally grateful for all of you and look forward to seeing you soon. So many of you have been there with us through thick and thin, and I can't thank you enough.

    Much love,
    Paul

     
  2. heymattrick

    Denver, CO

    Huge bummer. Their bassist just left a couple months ago as well. New album is out in a couple weeks.
     
  3. Matt504

    Regular Prestigious

    Say what?!?!?!?!
     
  4. chewbacca110

    Trusted

    Maybe he will be the new Say Anything drummer?!
     
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  5. Ferrari333SP

    Trusted Supporter

    He absolutely crushed it at their live show at Go Fest in Minneapolis on July 2nd; sucks to hear this news
     
  6. Bass0820

    Newbie

    I'd rather they keep Reed Murray instead.
     
  7. chewbacca110

    Trusted

    Reed is awesome. Just spitballing!
     
  8. mattylikesfilms

    Trusted

    No way that would happen but I did love his experimental drumming on IDTII.
     
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  9. mmhmm

    Regular Prestigious

    This doesn't sound like an amicable situation..especially with a new album and tour coming up. What's up, I wonder. Bassist, now drummer?
     
  10. dlemert

    Trusted

    Oh man, Darren is one of my favorite drummers ever. This sucks, but I wish him the best.
     
  11. SPine

    Trusted

    Dang, may skip their Cleveland show now...
     
  12. bloodinthesand

    Regular

    Money...It's always money
     
  13. Terry

    Newbie

    Saw these guys at Warped 06. Darren was amazing, signed a cd for my brother, then ran all through the site getting the rest of the guys to sign. Total bummer.
     
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  14. Didn't realize the bassist had left also. Huge bummer. They probably made up my favorite rhythm section in recent memory.
     
  15. Richard

    Regular Prestigious

    Sucks. I'm seeing them in like two weeks! First time in a decade, and now suddenly without Darren. Fuck sake.
     
  16. alexbrew

    Just here for the comments

    Seeing them in LA, but this definitely lowers my excitement level.
     
  17. carlosonthedrums

    Cooler than a polar bear's toenails Prestigious

    I don't wanna take anything away from how much each member of MuteMath brought to their live show, but Darren was a huge part of that. So many people I know talked about how much they looked forward to their sets just to stare at him throughout the majority of the show. I read this last night before going to bed and was instantly crushed. I'll be sure to follow anything else he does in his career because he's a rare talent.
     
  18. aoftbsten

    Trusted Supporter

    Damn, he is one of the more unique drummers out there today. I feel he really was a pivotal part of the band's sound.
     
  19. bencoles

    My skin is fire Supporter

    Have tickets for the 23rd in London. Slightly surprised they plan to proceed with that show and the tour.

    Equally I feel very fortunate to have seen them with Roy and Darren last January. All feels very strange and like others have said, they were both what made the band stand out in many ways.
     
  20. contra11mundum

    I hate spoilers. Supporter

    This sucks sooooo bad.
     
  21. xburningcoffin

    Kyle

    Gutted.