the amity affliction new drummer
[Photo by: The Amity Affliction/Facebook]

In a new Facebook post shared earlier this afternoon, the Amity Affliction have announced that Defeater drummer Joe Longobardi will officially be joining the band on a “full-time basis.”

The news follows the recent departure of the band’s last drummer Ryan Burt, who left the band after they revealed that Burt had “been fighting some mental demons of late,” and being on the road had become a struggle for him.

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According to the new post, Longobardi joining the group had been a long time coming, though it was put on pause as the drummer also had commitments to play shows with Defeater.

Read the band’s statement below:

We’re over the moon that we can finally announce our longtime friend Joe Longobardi will be joining Amity on a full-time basis. We’ve been speaking with Joe for a long, long time, however, his touring commitments with Defeater meant that he couldn’t join as soon as we wanted him to.

Fast forward to recording, Joe came into the studio and absolutely smashed it, and we had a fucking amazing time with him there. We offered him the spot again, and lucky for us he said yes.

We’ve been wanting to spill the beans for ages now because we are so so psyched that he’s with us now moving forward.

Give him a warm welcome please; in his own words, let’s fucking GO.”

The drummer also took to social media to announce the news of his current status as TAA’s drummer, where he shared:

“Fucking go time. Officially rocking with @theamityaffliction Excited for future and running around the goddamn planet shredding with these fools. See y’all out there. #theamityaffliction.”

In other Amity Affliction-related news, the band recently announced a co-headlining tour with Senses Fail. In addition to the news of the forthcoming tour, the band revealed that Bad Omens and Belmont would act as support.

However, a few days after the tour was announced, Senses Fail stated Bad Omens dropped out over the size of their name on the poster. Following that, it was announced that Silent Planet would be joining the three bands as support for the 2019 run that kicks off in January.

Tickets for the upcoming run are currently available, and you can get your tickets here.

Check out the full list of cities and dates below!

Dates:

01/04/2019 – Anaheim, CA @ House Of Blues
01/05/2019 – Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl
01/06/2019 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren
01/08/2019 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live!
01/09/2019 – Houston, TX @ House Of Blues
01/11/2019 – New Orleans, LA @ The Joy Theater
01/12/2019 – Orlando, FL @ House Of Blues
01/13/2019 – Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
01/15/2019 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
01/16/2019 – Charlotte, NC @ The Underground
01/18/2019 – Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live
01/19/2019 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
01/20/2019 – Philadelphia, PA @ Franklin Music Hall
01/22/2019 – New York, NY @ Playstation Theater
01/24/2019 – Montreal, QC @ Club Soda
01/25/2019 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Theatre
01/26/2019 – Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre
01/27/2019 – Cleveland, OH @ House Of Blues
01/29/2019 – St. Louis, MO @ Delmar Hall
01/30/2019 – Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall
02/01/2019 – Denver, CO @ Summit
02/02/2019 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
02/04/2019 – Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
02/05/2019 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
02/07/2019 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace Of Spaces
02/08/2019 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst
02/09/2019 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent

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