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At The Drive-In part ways with guitarist, founding member days before reunion tour

March 19, 2016
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Just five days before the beginning of a much anticipated reunion tour, iconic post-hardcore group At The Drive-In has announced that guitarist Jim Ward will not be joining them.

“As our ship prepares for voyage, we announce that Jim Ward will not be joining us on future journeys. We wish him well and are excited to see you soon,” the band wrote in a Facebook post.

Read more: At The Drive-In announce world reunion tour

Ward is a founding member, and fans who purchased tickets for the tour are not pleased that they won't be seeing the original lineup. 

“Jim was a huge part of the magic of At The Drive-In, really shitty how you guys marketed this emphasizing everyone will be a part of it. I saw this coming and I'm glad for now that I didn't get tickets. It's not At The Drive-In without Jim,” commenter Nikhil Misra wrote. Plenty of other commenters echoed the sentiment.

Despite Ward's departure, the band still has new music in the works.

If you still want to catch the band on tour, you can check out the dates below.

WED 23 MARCH FONDA THEATREHOLLYWOOD, CA, US
SAT 26 MARCH VICAR STREETDUBLIN, IRELAND
SUN 27 MARCH ROUNDHOUSELONDON, UK
TUE 29 MARCH LE TRIANONPARIS, FRANCE
WED 30 MARCH PALLADIUMCOLOGNE, GERMANY
THU 31 MARCH MELKWEGAMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS
FRI 1 APRIL ANCIENNE BELGIQUE (AB)BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
MON 4 APRIL COLUMBIAHALLEBERLIN, GERMANY
TUE 5 APRIL VIENNA ARENA (ARENA WIEN)VIENNA, AUSTRIA
THU 7 APRIL FABRIQUEMILAN, ITALY
THU 7 APRIL – SUN 10 APRIL IMPETUS FESTIVAL 2016LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND
SUN 10 APRIL RAZZMATAZZBARCELONA, SPAIN
FRI 13 MAY – SUN 15 MAY SHAKY KNEES FESTIVAL 2016ATLANTA, GA, US
TUE 17 MAY MARATHON MUSIC WORKSNASHVILLE, TN, US
THU 19 MAY RIVIERA THEATRECHICAGO, IL, US
FRI 20 MAY – SUN 22 MAY ROCK ON THE RANGE 2016 COLUMBUS, OH, US
FRI 3 JUNE THE WARFIELDSAN FRANCISCO, CA, US
MON 6 JUNE MCMENAMIN'S CRYSTAL BALLROOMPORTLAND, OR, US
TUE 7 JUNE COMMODORE BALLROOMVANCOUVER, BC, CANADA
WED 8 JUNE SHOWBOX SODOSEATTLE, WA, US
MON 13 JUNE FILLMORE PHILADELPHIAPHILADELPHIA, PA, US
TUE 14 JUNE 9:30 CLUBWASHINGTON, DC, US
FRI 17 JUNE TERMINAL 5NEW YORK, NY, US
SAT 18 JUNE HOUSE OF BLUESBOSTON, MA, US
TUE 21 JUNE ST. ANDREW'S HALLDETROIT, MI, US
THU 23 JUNE PHOENIX CONCERT HALLTORONTO, ON, CANADA

Written by Kika Chatterjee