Dan Konopka, drummer of OK Go, announced recently that he was leaving the band for the next year. Effective immediately, Konopka will provide roadie services for the crazy drummer Animal of Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem,who are about to start their world tour. The press release on the job change said that Konopka "was just itching to try something new for awhile," but recent video footage that came out shows that the reason was actually due to an issue with gambling. As you can see in the video, lead singer Damian Kulash echoed what he said the rest of the band was feeling: "This is really weird."
Ok Go has not announced who will be taking over drumming duties for the next year, but, as they're currently on tour, that they will have guest drummers sit in the interim until one can be secured.
The Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem World Tour starts next week in Cobleskill, NY at the Cobleskill County Fairgrounds.