Handguns Part Ways With Drummer Woody Spokas

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Handguns bandHarrisburg, PA pop punk band Handguns have announced they have parted ways with drummer Woody Spokas. The band released the following statement about the split:

“We’re going to miss Woody. He’s still one of our best friends and we wish him the best of luck with his future. He’s done a lot for this band and will always been a part of the family! With that being said; we got our 1st mix of the album two days ago and could not be more fucking stoked about it. It’s more aggressive and mature than anything HG has ever done. The guy who drummed in the studio for the record will continue on with us at this time. We’re literally more prepared and excited to get back on the road than we’ve ever been and can’t wait to see all of your faces and hang harder than ever before. This isn’t the end of anything, promise you that. From us or Woody. Get stoked”

Woody Spokas has released his own statement on his firing from the band:

“Anyone who was expecting to see me on the Love like tour with All time Low and Man Overboard sorry but I won’t be seeing you guys. With the tour approaching fast I figured it’s about time I released a statement. Handguns decided that it’s best for me to part ways with the band. I was a member of Handguns for the past 2 years and exceeded way more than I thought I ever would in my life. It was the best 2 years I’ve ever had in my life and will hold onto those memories and the people that I’ve met forever. My position in the band can be replaced without a doubt but, those accomplishments and the stories I made will never be taken away from me. Thanks to all of the fans, friends, and family that supported me along the crazy journey I love you all so much for that. You tend to do crazy things like sell a car, quit a full time job, leave loved ones… Anything to keep the dream alive and possible. With that being said anyone that I’ve met in bands along the way you guys have the most respect from me and I wish you all the best! I’m still going to play music, I’m not sure doing what yet but keep an eye out. This life definitely isn’t made for everyone that’s for sure. Continue to support Handguns and good music. I love you all and I’m sure we’ll cross paths again. It’s been real dawgs.”

Handguns will be on tour with All Time Low and Man Overboard starting at the end of this month, full dates below:

03/28 – Richmond, VA – The National
03/29 – Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
03/30 – Charleston, SC – The Music Farm
04/01 – Jacksonville, FL – Freebird Live
04/02 – Birmingham, AL – Zydeco
04/04 – Memphis, TN – New Daisy Theatre
04/05 – Springfield, MO – Gillioz Theatre
04/06 – Columbia, MO – The Blue Note
04/08 – Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater
04/10 – Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre
04/11 – Flagstaff, AZ – Orpheum Theater
04/12 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
04/14 – Fresno, CA – Rainbow Ballroom
04/15 – Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
04/17 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
04/18 – Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theatre
04/19 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
04/21 – Sioux Falls, SD – The District
04/22 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection
04/23 – Louisville, KY – Expo Five
04/25 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
04/26 – Syracuse, NY – The Westcott Theater
04/28 – Portland, ME – State Theatre
04/29 – Clifton Park, NY – Upstate Concert Hall
04/30 – New Haven, CT – Toad’s Place
05/01 – Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance
05/02 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
05/03 – Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live