Frontmen and guitarists often have free range of the stage to move around and perform from unique locations. However, that’s not to say the drummers are missing out.
We’ve selected some of our favorite quirky and eccentric live drum performances. These individuals have the guts and chops to play one of the coolest instruments ever. Check out our list below.
1. Josh Dun, TWENTY ONE PILOTS
You could call Josh Dun an interactive drummer. Who else would literally bring his drums into the crowd? While the track choice has changed from “Semi-Automatic” to “Ride” and now “Morph,” the excitement still remains.
2. Andy Hurley, FALL OUT BOY
This past MANIA tour was sweet for the band, fans and especially Andy Hurley. He got his own floating stage and showed off his skills to Lil Uzi Vert’s “XO Tour Llif3,” Kendrick Lamar’s “HUMBLE.,” Post Malone’s “Congratulations” and more.
3. Travis Barker, BLINK-182
blink-182’s Travis Barker may go down in history as one of the best drummers ever. After over 20 years in the band, Barker has still got it and literally floats above the rest.
4. Aric Improta, FEVER 333
Fever 333’s Aric Improta just might be the coolest drummer to watch live. He employs not only drums in this fabulous solo, but he also uses a pad to add special effect sounds into his act. His passion is evident with every scream and by hopping up on his stool. You can’t miss this one.
5. Ryan Seaman, I DONT KNOW HOW BUT THEY FOUND ME
Ryan Seaman is well known for his percussion work with Falling In Reverse. Now, he’s combining his years of skill with Dallon Weekes to create the electric-rock duo iDKHOW. He is also an impressive tambourine player in “Nobody Likes The Opening Band.”