Dopapod has just announced that original drummer Neal “Fro” Evans will be rejoining the band on a full-time basis, replacing current drummer Scotty Zwang. Zwang joined the band after Evans had to leave the band for personal reasons, and helped the group record 2014’s Never Odd Or Even, while touring with the group non-stop across the country the last few years.Evans will rejoin the group for their upcoming performances at the Resonance Music & Arts Festival, as well as the Catskill Chill Music Festival. We look forward to seeing Evans rejoin Dopapod and seeing where the group goes from here, and wish Zwang the best of luck in his future musical endeavors. Here is what the group had to say, via their Facebook page: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 be Resonance Music & Arts Festival & Catskill Chill Music Festival. See you all soon!Explore The New Catskill Chill Home With Aerial Drone Footage & Co-Founder Josh CohenThe group shared this video from Neal’s “GoFro” back in 2013:
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