The subject line says it all. Warren Oakes, the drummer of Against Me!, has decided to move on and leave the band. He released to following letter to their loyal fans:
“I’ve spent the past 8 years making beautiful music with my best friends and sharing it with amazing people all over the world. I’ve had the honor and privilege of traveling with the most dedicated road dogs on the planet and sharing the stage with the greatest bands. I have been embraced by so many with such graciousness and hospitality and love. Thank you so much to everyone who helped make the dream a reality, especially Tom, James and Andrew. I’ve had the time of my life, and I owe it all to you.”
His former bandmates wish him the best of luck with his new Mexican restaurant, “Boca Fiesta,” which just opened in Gainesville, Florida.
No news on Oakes eventual replacement or status of the band as of yet.http://www.againstme.net/am.php