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

Tagged: Hawthorne Heights

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hortanz
June 19th 2014
635 Comments


yay for Poppy! I met him at Asbury Lanes in NJ. he was selling merch for Circle Takes the Square!

ssj4gogeta17
June 19th 2014
86 Comments


This band still exists?

Electric City
Emeritus
June 19th 2014
15759 Comments


I hope they find him soon

Cygnatti
June 19th 2014
31120 Comments


For some reason the site was saying I had already commented on this when I didn't earlier. o_o

Digging: Zebra Katz - Ima Read

Scoot
June 19th 2014
18626 Comments


YOU ARE THE THONG I KNOW

trackbytrackreviews
June 19th 2014
3113 Comments


These guys are still around?

KriegdemKriege
June 19th 2014
1539 Comments


Omg guys

Someone can be the first to update Wikipedia if they act quickly.

EDIT: Too late.

KriegdemKriege
June 19th 2014
1539 Comments


Can anyone tell me why this band needs 3 guitarists?

MalleusMaleficarum
June 19th 2014
16049 Comments


holy shit props to these guys for not disbanding ages ago

the preteen tang must still be rolling in at a decent rate

trackbytrackreviews
June 19th 2014
3113 Comments


The Silence in Black and White is 10 years old already? Woah

BillClinton
June 19th 2014
145 Comments


Where did they lose him?

Speed512
June 19th 2014
186 Comments


I hope they find him soon [2]

Emim
June 20th 2014
27354 Comments


How will they ever replace such a talent as his?

KriegdemKriege
June 20th 2014
1539 Comments


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
me. Tool.

jslavos
June 20th 2014
45 Comments


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

Green Baron
June 20th 2014
23061 Comments


I wouldn't call this a "loss"...

Iamthe Nightstars
June 21st 2014
2639 Comments


Good thing we have user jslavos to keep us all up to date on Hawthorne Heights.

KriegdemKriege
June 21st 2014
1539 Comments


^ lol

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.



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