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Kevin Devine Joins Brand New as Touring Member

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Melody Bot, Sep 13, 2017.

  1. Melody Bot

    Your friendly little forum bot. Staff Member

    This article has been imported from chorus.fm for discussion. All of the forum rules still apply.

    Kevin Devine has announced he’s going to be a touring member of Brand New for the foreseeable future:


    So, for the foreseeable future, I’ll be touring as a member of Brand New, playing guitar & singing harmonies. I’ve been playing music with & around Brand New in various ways for basically our entire careers; I love & am proud of them, think they’ve made a(nother) dynamic, special record, and take seriously the opportunity to perform as a part of their band, to help execute their vision & hopefully augment their already plenty-formidable stature. (It’s also really fun.) The reason for saying anything in public is to share that I’ll be quieting down the KD world for a while. There will still be a handful of odd shows here & there, and a few non-tour- or proper-record-related projects, but it feels good to do something else, take stock & decide what comes next, and “go away” a bit in some core sense. That’s it.

    Thanks as always & be good to each other – these are scary, brutal, psychedelic times, but you’re not alone.

     
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  2. Philll

    Trusted Supporter

    Cool, I'm sure this'll be a good fit.

    A little sad it comes at the expense of Kev's own stuff (to some extent), but he's always busy as hell so it'll do him good to get stuck into something a little different.
     
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  3. RileyWitiw

    more like absolutepop.net Supporter

    Fuck I need to see this shit happen live.
     
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  4. Colin Your Enthusiasm

    It's nobody's battle but your own. Prestigious

    Awesome news!
     
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  5. Sal Mastrocola

    Vox / Guitar for EXNATIONS

    Very cool. I'm sure it'll be a pretty magical experience for him to play for the level of crowds BN gets on the regular. Go make us proud Kev!
     
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  6. Colin Your Enthusiasm

    It's nobody's battle but your own. Prestigious

    He's opened for them so he knows. But ya he's really the perfect man for the job. So stoked for him
     
  7. aoftbsten

    Trusted Supporter

    Man, they need to get to Denver so I can see them play together.
     
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  8. CMilliken

    Trusted

    Awesome. Really hope they pass through SLC next year sometime with him. Would be something to see live!
     
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  9. ComedownMachine

    Prestigious Prestigious

    This worked really well at High and Low fest

    Also I'm ashamed to say it, but...

    I didn't know he was the one on guitar/harmonizing until I got on the forums after the show
     
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  10. MattNCheeze

    Trusted

    go make that gwap KD
     
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  11. xburningcoffin

    Kyle

    This makes so much sense for him to do. I cannot lie and say that it isn't surprising though. This news will make tickets that might not have been available even harder to acquire. I'll look forward to the forthcoming videos of their shows.
     
  12. Tom Lee

    Tea Leaf and ⅓ of Hora Douse.

    So stoked. Sad to hear KD stuff will be quiet for a little bit, but this is a really rad thing.
     
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  13. TedMosby

    Newbie

    Have they announced the opener yet? Going to the show in detroit
     
  14. Arry

    it was all a dream Prestigious

    just needs andy hull to complete the super group trifecta
     
  15. Connor

    we're all a bunch of weirdos on a quest to belong Prestigious

    Another SLC person!
     
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  16. pianostuff

    Newbie

    I like this bit of news because it sort of implies that brand new is going to be doing a lot more touring and that increases my chance of seeing them multiple times before they are done. Because if it was just for one or two tours, I don't think Kevin would have to announce that he's taking a break from his personal projects. So, this is good for a number of reasons !!
     
  17. Dirty Sanchez

    Prestigious Prestigious

    Brand New 2000-2028!!!

    ;-p
     
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  18. Colin Your Enthusiasm

    It's nobody's battle but your own. Prestigious

    Reported
     
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  19. Sean Murphy

    this is me now Supporter

    yeah now im getting tickets lol
     
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  20. contra11mundum

    I hate spoilers. Supporter

    Well this is fucking awesome.
     
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  21. Iamhollywood315

    Regular

    Enjoyed seeing Kevin and his solo work in town. He established himself as musician and songwriter and I'd say its a pretty damn honor to be called up to be a touring member of Brand New. Now announce a central TX date please.

    also, what is the deal i BN gonna play shows after this year or is that breaking up just speculation
     
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  22. Kingjohn_654

    Longtime Sunshine Prestigious

    Itched my eye after eating dinner. I think I got El Pato in my eye!!

    Edit: wrong thread, but I'm keeping it here
     
  23. cdubec

    Newbie

    I hate that the Dallas show already sold out. If anyone has 2 tickets, please let me know and we can work something out.
     
  24. robargarthan

    Newbie

    same lmao
     
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  25. SEANoftheDEAD

    Trusted

    Even more excited for the show next month! I absolutely loved the videos that surfaced on Youtube years ago of KD playing with Brand New.
     
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