Dean Bernardini To Exit Chevelle
After nearly 15 years in the band, Chevelle bassist Dean Bernardini will be taking a break from the band following the end of their 2019 tour dates. The group shared the news on Facebook.
“Big changes happening as we say farewell for now to our bass player Dean. This will be his last tour with us for a while. Be sure to come on out and catch a show before years end,” a statement read.
Bernardini shared his own thoughts on leaving. “To all my dedicated friends/fans: It is with a heavy heart that I have decided I will be taking a break from the road to spend some much needed time at home with my family. I consider myself lucky to have been a part of Chevelle & have shared the stage with such incredible musicians. These past 15 years & 6 albums have been amazing to be a part of. I will continue to work on my passion of music in some form or another & continue to put time into my art & furniture business at home. I will be finishing out this year’s remaining shows on stage with my brothers and bandmates.”
Bernardini joined Chevelle in 2006 after the departure of Joe Loeffler. A replacement bassist has not been named.
Chevelle 2019 Tour Dates:
|Oct 15||Riverside Municipal Auditorium||Riverside, CA|
|Oct 16||House of Blues||San Diego, CA|
|Oct 19||Downtown Las Vegas Events Center||Las Vegas, NV|
|Nov 22||Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort||Cherokee, NC|
|Nov 23||Piedmont Hall||Greensboro, NC|
|Nov 24||House of Blues||Myrtle Beach, SC|
|Nov 26||Hard Rock Live||Orlando, FL|
|Nov 27||Jannus Live||St. Petersburg, FL|
|Nov 29||The Plant||Dothan, AL|
|Dec 1||Soul Kitchen Music Hall||Mobile, AL|
|Dec 3||Aztec Theatre||San Antonio, TX|
|Dec 4||Diamond Ballroom||Oklahoma City, OK|
|Dec 5||The Cotillion Ballroom||Wichita, KS|
|Dec 8||Menominee Nation Arena||Oshkosh, WI|
|Dec 10||20 Monroe Live||Grand Rapids, MI|
|Dec 12||Bogart's||Cincinnati, OH|
|Dec 13||Marathon Music Works||Nashville, TN|
|Dec 14||Horseshoe Tunica Hotel & Casino||Robinsonville, MS|