TUE, AUG 8, 2006 at 11:24 AM

Murder City Devils to Change Direction, Name

After 5 years of hell-raising, triumphant tours (including stints with Pearl Jam, At The Drive-in and Modest Mouse) and the release of four albums on Seattle, Washington’s Sub Pop Records, The Murder City Devils have come to a crossroads.
Keyboardist Leslie Hardy has departed, leaving the band with the feeling it cannot continue playing the songs she helped write and perform. The US tour, in support of their new EP Thelema, will go on as scheduled in October (dates below), with replacement keyboardist Nick DeWitt. Other dates, including, a Sept 28th festival date in Spain, and the Thrasher “Skater of the Year” party in San Francisco on December 8, will also go on as scheduled. After these shows are completed, bassist Derek Fudesco will leave the band to concentrate on his new band, Pretty Girls Make Graves.
The Murder City Devils’ remaining members: Nate Manny, Coady Willis, Dann Gallucci, Spencer Moody and Gabe the Roadie will continue under a different name, though all the details have not been decided upon at this time. Therefore, the forthcoming dates will be fans’ last chance to see The Murder City Devils as we know them. We hope to see you at the shows, and that your support continues to flow.\

The bands tour plans through October remain the same. See HERE for dates.

See below for bands statement.

Posted by Harry Dean Hudson