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No Devotion Comment On Luke Johnson’s Departure; Confirm Live Drummer

Andy Ritchie
Andy Ritchie 9 January 2015 at 10.08

Heading to see No Devotion this month? You might recognise a familiar face behind the drumkit...

Following on from yesterday's news that No Devotion have parted ways with drummer Luke Johnson, the band have now commented on the situation and confirmed who will be filling in on their upcoming live dates. In a post on their Facebook page, the band have said the following:

"To clarify this morning's news: A few months back, Luke approached us with the concern that he would be unable to fulfill commitments to No Devotion moving forward. It was sad to hear, because we've obviously been on quite the journey together over the past five years. We didn't say anything publicly, because deep down we hoped he'd change his mind.

Matt Tong (formerly of Bloc Party) stepped in to fill in on drums for the remainder of recording, and Phil Jenkins from Kids in Glass Houses will be joining us for our upcoming shows.

We wish Luke all the best, and are looking forward to seeing everyone in this new year."

Yep, your man Philip Jenkins, formerly of Kids In Glass Houses will be joining the band on all of the following dates:

19 - BRISTOL Fleece (No Devotion headliner)
20 - BIRMINGHAM Academy (supporting Gerard Way)
21 - SOUTHAMPTON Guildhall (supporting Gerard Way)
22 - READING Bowery District (No Devotion headliner)
23 - LONDON Brixton Academy (supporting Gerard Way)

Philip Jenkins (far left) with Kids In Glass Houses at their last ever show in Cardiff

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