|Hawthorne Heights lose drummer|
2014-06-19 by jslavos | 18 Comments
Drummer Eron Bucciarelli decided to leave Hawthorne Heights after 13 years of being in the band. He announced this decision through a tweet stating "I've had a blast w/@HawthorneHgts over the last 10 yrs, but its time to officially move-on. Very excited about @MPAnalytics and @brandery!". Bucciarelli will pursue his new start up venture called Musicplay Analytics.
This announcement comes before the band embarks on a full North American tour titled "Hope Revolution Tour" with co-headliners Red Jumpsuit Apparatus. This tour is the continuation of the Ten Year Anniversary World Tour for Hawthorne Heights' first album - The Silence In Black And White, with the band playing the album in it's entirety across all dates.
Singer/guitarist JT Woodruff stated that "while we wish Eron the best of luck in his new company that we have watched him work very diligently on, we are eager and excited to play The Silence In Black and White for our longtime fans. It will be a different experience for everyone, including us, to not see Eron back there, but luckily we have another friend, Chris Popadak, who has also been touring with us for years. It is a simple example of a great opportunity, yet an inopportune time, as the program directly coincides with the tour. We look forward to continued friendships, extended traveling, remembering the past 10 years, and sharing the energy and passion of The Silence In Black and White with our longtime fans!".
Bucciarelli's replacement - Chris "Poppy" Popadak - is currently the drummer of Dayton based band The Story Changes, and will join band mate Mark McMillion ( lead vocals/guitar in The Story Changes), who coincidentally plays guitar also for Hawthorne Heights.
To view the Hope Revolution Tour dates, click here: http://www.ticketmaster.com/Hawthorne-Heights-tickets/artist/949561
Band Page: Hawthorne Heights
yay for Poppy! I met him at Asbury Lanes in NJ. he was selling merch for Circle Takes the Square!
This band still exists?
I hope they find him soon
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For some reason the site was saying I had already commented on this when I didn't earlier. o_o
YOU ARE THE THONG I KNOW
These guys are still around?
Someone can be the first to update Wikipedia if they act quickly.
EDIT: Too late.
Can anyone tell me why this band needs 3 guitarists?
holy shit props to these guys for not disbanding ages ago
the preteen tang must still be rolling in at a decent rate
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The Silence in Black and White is 10 years old already? Woah
Where did they lose him?
I hope they find him soon 
How will they ever replace such a talent as his?
You know what pisses me off most about this band? They play 12 songs without an encore when they're
headlining. Lazy bastards.
I actually called out the drummer on this as he was taking down his set. He pretended he didn't hear
That's weird. I saw them a month back in Prague (tiny club show, 50-60 people), and they were really energetic and played a cool set. I also got to speak with them afterwards and I was really blown away by how humble and down to earth they seemed - and how much they enjoyed being on stage (for a platinum selling band to play every night in front of max 100 people it's really a miracle they are still going on, no one seems to care about them nowadays
I wouldn't call this a "loss"...
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Good thing we have user jslavos to keep us all up to date on Hawthorne Heights.
To be fair, I've met the singer and the guitarist, and they were both really nice people.
They're still lame for playing 12 songs at a headlining show.