Alkaline Trio Parts Ways With Drummer Derek Grant
In a message today, (6/8/2023), uploaded to all of Alkaline Trio's social media platforms, Alkaline Trio has announced that they will part ways with long-time drummer Derek Grant.
In the message, which you can read in its entirety below, Derek posts a heartfelt message thanking fellow bandmates Matt Skiba and Dan Andriano for over 20 amazing years together as a band as well as thanking Alkaline Trio's manager Blair Dickerson for being a great friend and manager over the years.
Derek Grant joined Alkaline Trio sometime in 2001 after previously being the drummer for The Suicide Machines. His first album with the band was on 2003's "Good Mourning" LP. He remained Alkaline Trio's drummer for every album since then and went on to crank out fan-favorite hits including Mercy Me and Sadie from 2005's Crimson, 2008's Agony, and Irony which held Calling All Skeletons and Help Me all the way up to 2018's Is This Thing Cursed and even releasing an acoustic album in 2011 entitled Damnesia which is revered as one of Alkaline Trio's all-time best records that include stripped down versions of past Alkaline Trio favorites. Derek has also put out solo albums including 2015's Breakdown LP as well as supplied drums to the likes of the bands Dead Ending, Thoughts of Ionesco, and Gyga.
Alkaline Trio still currently has a handful of summer tour dates scheduled including Pittsburgh's FOUR CHORD MUSIC FESTIVAL this August as well as two dates on Hawthorne Heights' "Is For Lovers Tour" in Ohio and Massachusettes. This story is developing and as soon as more news comes in, you'll be filled in, until then check out Derek Grant's statement below!
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