In a strange turn of events, rock supergroup Adrenaline Mob has announced that bassist John Moyer has been replaced by former Tantric bassist Erik Leonhardt. Moyer, who is also a member of Disturbed, left the group after confusion about the band’s recent tour announcement.
Adrenaline Mob posted the news about their upcoming tour on social media, and Moyer posted on his own page that he wouldn’t be joining the group citing a schedule conflict. Another post on the band’s page later stated that management was “totally shocked” by Moyer’s statement. The bassist cleared up what happened in a Facebook post.
“Adrenaline Mob [had] known for weeks that I would not be going with them on this run,” he stated. “I asked them to issue a press release saying so but Amob management said ‘no need’. If I wanted to post it on my page that was fine. I’m very confused by the ‘shock’ of my post. I don’t think that management and band were on the same page about my post. Perhaps that was the ‘shock’ they referred to. Unfortunately it also reads as if they didn’t know for sure if I was going out. This is definitely NOT the case. Once again, everyone has known for weeks that I was not going out. In fact I wouldn’t be surprised to find out that they’ve already found my fill in and have had some rehearsals with him. My post was for my fans who were assuming I was going to be out with Amob. I would NEVER tell a band that I wasn’t going to go out via Twitter. People that know me know that I pride myself on my professionalism even in less than perfect situations. I love the band and the guys and it is unfortunate that this turned into such a ‘[expletive] show’ as they say. As far as moving forward with the band I was hoping to leave the door open for future tours but that may not be possible now.”
Leonhardt will be with the band as they tour in support of their second album, Men of Honor. The tour will kick off in Connecticut and focus on the East Coast.
Adrenaline Mob Tour Dates:
|Aug 22, 2014||New Haven, CT||Toads Place|
|Sep 5, 2014||New York City||Best Buy Theater (opening for Twisted Sister)|
|Sep 6, 2014||Pottsville, PA||Goodfellas|
|Sep 7, 2014||Pittsburgh, PA||Altar Bar|
|Sep 8, 2014||Cleveland, OH||Agora Theatre|
|Sep 9, 2014||Newport, KY||Thompson House|
|Sep 10, 2014||Nashville, TN||Exit In|
|Sep 12, 2014||Rochester, NY||Montage Music Hall|
|Sep 13, 2014||Poughkeepsie, NY||The Chance|
|Sep 14, 2014||Baltimore, MD||Fishhead Cantina|
|Sep 15, 2014||Virginia Beach, VA||Shaka’s|