Kurt Dahle, founding member and longtime drummer of The New Pornographers, has announced his departure from the band. The news comes just two weeks after New Pornographers released their latest album, Brill Bruisers.
In a statement, the band said: “Kurt Dahle is leaving the New Pornographers. It has been a great 15 years playing with an amazing drummer, singer and performer. We wish him the best.”
“Everything is still full steam ahead with the band and we look forward to continued rocking and singing of songs,” the band added.
The New Pornographers are set to kick off a full-fledged North American tour next month. See the full schedule here, and watch their recent performance at NYC’s Brill Building below.