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CHELSEA GRIN Splits With Their Full-Time & Live Drummers


Chelsea Grin has parted ways with both their full-time drummer Pablo Viveros and his live fill-in Nathan Pearson. Joining Chelsea Grin in both their places is Josh “Baby J” Miller, who you might know from Spite and Darko (or as Emmure‘s former drummer).

“We hope everyone has been doing well; we have some updates,” wrote Chelsea Grin. “We have parted ways with our fill-in drummer, Nathan Pearson. We sincerely value his friendship, as well as his devotion to furthering his craft and bringing his all to the stage. We truly look forward to watching his drumming career continue to blossom and advance, and value his time with us.

“Furthermore, the band and Pablo have mutually agreed to separate. Pablo is one of our oldest friends, the life of the party, a masterful player, and a powerful creative. After Pablo spent some years away from the band, we all came together and realized that personal visions had diverged through time. We will always wish the very best for him, and seriously value all that he brought not only to the band, but to our lives. Nothing but tremendous love for him, always. We also encourage everyone to show support for him, Jaek and Alex‘s new band, Ameonna.

“Moving forward, we are proud and excited to announce that Josh Miller will be joining Chelsea Grin. It goes without saying that the future is bright – you will hear it in our music and witness it in our performances.

“We keep very much to ourselves at this stage in our lives, but when we check in we want each of you to know that you are deeply and sincerely valued – we are so grateful for the opportunity to do what we love. We cannot wait to bring more of our vision to you all. Thank you for the years of support and love, and we will see you on our current tour supporting Fit For a King.”

Viveros also published his own statement, thanking Chelsea Grin for all their years together: “My time with Chelsea Grin has come to a close. These were the best 12 years of my life. I’m looking forward to the future with my drumming and my producing career. If you haven’t yet, please go check out Ameonna.

“I owe my entire life to this band. I have everything I have because of this band and because of you guys, the fans. Chelsea Grin gave me my shot and I will forever be grateful for that.

Alex, Jaek, David, Dan, Jason, Speave, Tom, I love you guys forever, we did some cool fucking shit! To all our crew ever, thank you for everything. Nathan, I cant thank you enough for stepping up and filling in for me. Baby J, I can’t think of a better fit for this band.

“You’re gonna crush and I’m so stoked to see what comes of you joining. Thanks to all my friends that I’ve made through this band, your support over the years has meant the world to me. Last but not least, thanks to every single fucking fan. Without you guys, I ain’t shit. Thank you.”

Chelsea Grin has a boatload of dates lined up, all of which you can get tickets for here.

w/ Fit For A King & Kingdom Of Giants

4/9 Great Falls, MT – The Newberry
4/10 Billings, MY – Pub Station (Ballroom)
4/13 Wichita, KS – TempleLive
4/14 Lubbock, TX – The Garden
4/16 Tulsa, OK – Tulsa Theater
4/17 Des Moines, IA – Val Air Ballroom
4/18 Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theatre
4/19 Davenport, IA – Capitol Theater
4/20 Green Bay, WI – Epic Events Center
4/21 Fargo, ND – Sanctuary Events Center
4/23 Madison, WI – The Sylvee
4/24 Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection
4/26 Lexington, KY – Manchester Music Hall
4/27 Springfield, MO – The Regency
4/27 Little Rock, AR – The Hall
5/1 Charleston, SC – Music Farm
5/2 Destin, FL – Club L.A.

w/ As I Lay Dying & Entheos

7/9 Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst
7/10 Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
7/12 Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
7/13 Tacoma, WA – Temple Theatre
7/14 Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
7/15 Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
7/16 Denver, CO – Summit
7/17 Kansas City, MO – The Truman
7/19 Grand Rapids, MI – Upheaval Festival
7/20 Mansfield, OH – INKcarceration
7/21 Chicago, IL – House Of Blues
7/23 Albany, NY – Empire Live
7/24 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
7/25 Philadelphia, PA – Theater of The Livings Arts
7/26 Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
7/27 Norfolk, VA – The NorVa
7/29 Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore
7/30 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
7/31 St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Landing
8/2 Houston, TX – House Of Blues
8/3 Dallas, TX – The Factory in Deep Ellum
8/4 San Antonio, TX – Vibes Event Center
8/6 Albuquerque, NM – El Rey Theater
8/7 Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
8/8 Los Angeles, CA – The Belasco
8/10 San Diego, CA – The Observatory Northpark

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