Frank Zummo, the engine room behind Sum 41, will tour America this winter for four shows of his annual touring drum clinic, the Loyal To The Craft Tour. The free, open-to-the-public tour is put together by Zummo and SJC Drums, whose gear the drummer endorses.
This year, Zummo will be touring with Kristina Schiano, the drumming prodigy whose dexterity and power went viral on YouTube. In 2018, Schiano opened for Zummo when LTTC landed at the House of Vans in Brooklyn, New York.
‘I’m so excited for our 2020 LTTC U.S. winter tour,” Zummo says, where he and Sum 41 are kicking ass in Vienna, Austria. “We’re hitting new cities on this run and ending in Texas at the amazing School Of Rock that we played last year. It’s incredible to see how this tour is evolving, and I’m so proud of this and hope to inspire some amazing kids on this run!”
Zummo says having Schiano on the tour raises the fun quotient even further for him.
“When we played the House Of Vans in Brooklyn in 2018, Schiano was the local drummer that opened for me,” he explains. “We played a Sum 41 song together to end the show. She was incredible and since has become a big drummer in the scene. We wanted to take her on this tour, and it’s super-special for me since she’s from my hometown in New York. It will be great adding her to the mix.”
In addition to showcasing local upcoming drummers and bands in each city, Zummo and Schiano will be ending the evening with a tribute to Neil Peart, the iconic drummer of prog-rock avatars Rush who passed away earlier this month.
Players and enthusiasts are both welcome at the events. There will be drum workshops along with Q&A and meet-and-greet sessions and celebrations of local talent. Shows are open to the public: Get your tickets by RSVPing to @ sjcdrums.com now.
Vans Presents: The Loyal To The Craft Tour featuring Frank Zummo & Kristina Schiano!! Shows are FREE & open to the public, simply RSVP @ https://t.co/05lm784gOB now! Come and enjoy a great night, and enter to win a VANS X SJC snare drum! @VANS_66 @fzummo @KristinaSchiano pic.twitter.com/P9bNYtK2Gk
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