Photo: “The Don” Jackson Wyatt
Great news for UK fans of LA’s finest, My Ruin.
Following the news last month that friend, producer and fellow musician Joel Stooksbury had dislocated his shoulder in a freak accident and wouldn’t be able to play with the band this summer, My Ruin have announced that Matt LeChevalier is to step in and take up the vacant drum stool.
LeChevalier joined My Ruin for both their “Brutal Language” and “Summer Of Hell” tours in 2006, played drums on the Throat Full Of Heart album in 2008, and hit the skins again with the band during their “Ghosts And Good Stories” tour in 2011.
“We are excited to announce that Matt (Frenchie) LeChevalier will once again be playing drums for My Ruin during our upcoming UK tour in August,” said Tairrie B. Murphy via a statement on the band’s Facebook page. “Matt is a longtime friend of the band and part of our extended rock family who many of you already know.”
“We look forward to sharing the stage with him again soon and seeing all of you who have continued to support us over the last 15 years, helping to keep our DIY spirit of independence alive, so remember to mark your calendars and save the dates!”
My Ruin are set to rock the UK this summer on their “The Sacred Mood” tour, with a series of live dates in August. Confirmed shows are as follows:
15th of Aug: Alt-Fest, Kettering
16th of Aug: The Underworld, Camden
17th of Aug: The Haunt, Brighton
19th of Aug: Sound Control, Manchester
20th of Aug: O2 Academy, Birmingham
21st of Aug: The Fleece, Bristol
22nd of Aug: Fibbers, York
23rd of Aug: The Waterfront, Norwich
My Ruin’s latest album, The Sacred Mood, is out now, garnered a 5/5 review from Skin Back Alley last year, and was chosen as our album of the year for 2013. Read the review here, and read our 2013 year end summary here.