Original Drummer Neal "Fro" Evans Is Returning To Dopapod
September 07, 2016 11:34
Boston-born jam quartet Dopapod has announced major news this morning, as the band will be reuniting with original drummer Neal "Fro" Evans, and parting ways with Evans' replacement, Scotty Zwang. The band confirmed the news this morning via Facebook, explaining the circumstances for the initial change and giving thanks to the amazing work from Zwang over the past three years. Evans' first shows back with the band will take place at the upcoming Resonance Music & Arts Festival and Catskill Chill Music Festival. See below for the band's official statement via Facebook.
Friends, Family, and Fans,
As we step out of another incredible summer and look towards what is sure to be an exhilarating Fall Tour, there is news that we'd like to share. Neal "Fro" Evans is returning to Dopapod behind the drums. For those unaware or needing a refresher, Fro was our drummer for the years that the band was really shaping its sound and stepping into full stride. We came to a bit of a crossroads with Neal back in 2013 and he needed time away from the band for personal reasons while we wanted to continue playing and growing as a band. Having already been good friends with Scotty Zwang, when the time came to look for a replacement, he made for an incredible fit.
Since that point in time, the band has experienced an incredible ride of musical, personal, and career-building growth. As we count our blessings for every moment that we've experienced while surrounded by a wonderfully supportive family of fans, we've also found ourselves recounting the original chemistry that undeniably forged the path that we're grateful to be walking. That has landed us in the present moment of welcoming Neal back to the fold and him being more than happy rejoin.
Scotty will surely be staying on the map with other exciting projects and will always be a part of our family. We wish him the best and encourage everyone to support his new endeavors. In our time playing together, Scotty has truly become one of our best friends and we cherish the time he spent in the band with us. Neal's first shows back will beResonance Music & Arts Festival& Catskill Chill Music Festival. See you all soon!
Watch this GoFro Video of Neal behind the drums from February 22, 2013 in Boston, MA: