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YOB Welcome Dave French As Their New Drummer


Cosmic doom outfit have announced that Dave French has assumed the role as their new drummer. A statement issued by the outfit earlier today, May 25th reads as follows:

“We’re very happy to announce that Dave French is officially joining Yob as our new drummer.

We’ve been friends, neighbors, tour mates and admirers of Dave for over a decade. We first met in 2012 when he was playing drums for Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth. His crushing approach and commitment to detail behind the kit was remarkable. Since then we’ve toured with Dave in multiple scenarios when he was working as a tech or sound engineer for bands like Neurosis, Voivod, Sleep (as well with Om, Boris, Soundgarden, MC50, and many others) over the years.

Dave has been playing drums with us live since 2021 and has brought his focus, energy and inspiration to every moment. We’re thrilled to welcome him to Yob.”

The band officially announced they parted ways with drummer Travis Foster earlier this week.

The group’s current touring plans run as follows:

05/26 Boise, ID – Treefort Music Hall
05/27 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge

With Cave In:

05/28 Denver, CO – Gothic Theater
05/30 St Paul, MN – Turf Club
05/31 Omaha, NE – Slowdown
06/01 Lawrence, KS – Bottleneck
06/02 Little Rock, AR – Mutants Of The Monster Fest
06/03 Murfreesboro, TN – Hop Springs
06/04 Louisville, KY – Portal
06/06 Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall
06/07 Pittsburgh, PA – Spirit Hall
06/08 Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
06/09 Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
06/10 Boston, MA – Middle East (downstairs)
06/12 New York, NY – Le Poisson Rouge

With Pallbearer:

06/13 New York, NY – Le Poisson Rouge
06/14 Richmond, VA – The Broadberry
06/15 Asheville, NC – Asheville Music Hall
06/16 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade (Hell)
06/17 New Orleans, LA – House Of Blues
06/18 Austin, TX – Oblivion Access Festival
06/20 Albuquerque, NM – Sister
06/21 Mesa, AZ – The Nile
06/22 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
06/23 Los Angeles, CA – Teragram Ballroom
06/24 Oakland, CA – 3rd & Castro

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