In a recent interview with an online news magazine, John
Popper revealed that the band plans to audition three
bassists to fill Bob Sheehan's place on the right side of the
stage. While Popper did not mention the dates or locations of
these shows to the newsmagazine, another radio interview did
mention the locations; the gigs themselves will happen
sometime in November. These are private shows and
tickets may not be sold. Please do not contact the
band or management to ask for information. The shows will
take place in Seattle, WA, Chicago, IL and New York, NY.
Popper also mentioned that the band may consider adding a
keyboard player to the lineup come January, no doubt spurred
on at least in part by Rob Clores' success with recording Zygote
and playing in the John Popper Band. Whether this applies
solely to the recording of their new album [tentatively
slated for recording in January and for release in November]
or for their next tour remains to be seen. Candidates for
bass and keyboards have yet to be determined.
There have also been rumors to the effect that John will
be playing Reno with his band for New Year's Eve. No official
plans have been announced as of yet for these dates.