Lou Barlow and Jason (Jake) Loewenstein of Sebadoh have taken to Facebook to appeal for fan help to complete their current US tour.
Drummer Bob D’Amico was bitten by a dog, suffering an injury to his hand that made it impossible for him to play live with the band at dates, this past week, in Houston and Austin, Texas. The band played songs as a duo for those dates, but ended up auditioning members of the audience during the gigs, as stand-in drummers for their injured band mate.
Scott Hopkins who saw the Austin, Texas show commented on the band’s Facebook page:
“I’ve seen you guys four times and last night was sooo great. Bob is awesome, but the fan drummers also killed it. The level of variety and unpredictability made it the “Sebadoh III” of live shows”.
Lou Barlow has posted to the band’s Facebook group calling on fans to help them out with the rest of the tour…
“…otherwise it’s Jake and I doing very low-key, percussion-less songs , which is nice but it’s FUN to audition drummers in front of a live audience! c’mon down!!”
He later added:
“C’mon down to our shows in Denton TX, Little Rock AR ( we’ll need ALOT of help on this one!) , Nashville TN etc.. extra credit for anyone who learns new ones ‘final days’, ‘defend yourself’, ‘state of mine’, ‘keep the boy alive’ ..or old ones ‘love to fight’ , ‘ocean’ , ‘rebound’ , ‘dragdown’, ‘new worship’.. post below or msg us directly!!”
The band still have ten dates left of the US Tour before heading to Australia and New Zealand in March. It’s hoped Bob D’Amico will recover and rejoin the band before the US tour concludes, but in the meantime fans have been coming forward to offer help, including Elliott Malvas, Drummer with Boston band The Swirlies.
We at Louder Than War wish Bob well and hope his hand injury isn’t too severe so that he can get back into action soon.
If you want to join Sebadoh on drums for their coming live dates go to the Sebadoh Facebook Page and tell them which date you can play at. See the full list of tour dates at the Official Sebadoh Page.
Sebadoh band photo by Jens Nordstrom.