The Disco Biscuits Drum Up Support for New York Shows

The Disco Biscuits
The Disco Biscuits have announced that drummer Allen Aucoin will not be performing at their New York Terminal 5 shows this week due to a severe asthma attack. He will return with the band on December 30th and 31st at The Tower Theatre in Philadelphia, PA

The show will go on in New York as the band has recruited some of their drummer friends to fill in for Allen. On Monday night, Mike Greenfield from Lotus will perform with the band for his fourth time. Adam Deitch from Break Science and Pretty Lights will play on Tuesday along with Darren Shearer from the New Deal. On Wednesday, The Disco Biscuits' original drummer Dr. Sam Altman will close out their New York Run.

"I know from experience that situations like this one with Allen can be turned into a positive one, and we intend to rage the roof off of T5 this week" said bassist Marc Brownstein from his New York hotel Sunday night.

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Here is the official message from the band:

Happy Holidays!

2010 has been a great year, but it has not been without its challenges. And no matter what gets dealt to us at this point, we know that we are going to get through it, in no small part due to the support our fans have shown us. Throughout the year, we have been forced to respond to adversity with calm and strength. We always try to take lemons and make lemonade. In the process, we have made new friends, and found out how much we are capable of during times of duress.

Well if we hadn't been through enough, last night we received a call from Allen's father. Yesterday, Allen suffered a serious asthma attack and was hospitalized. He will be fine, but unfortunately will not be released from the hospital until Tuesday. Fortunately, his doctors have cleared him to play on December 30 and 31. Our thoughts are with Allen and his family.

For tomorrow, Tuesday, and Wednesday, we are putting together an amazing line-up with drummers that we have played with in other projects throughout the years. We are blessed to have such a strong network of amazing drummers to call on. Check it out:

Tomorrow, we are honored to welcome Mike Greenfield from Lotus. This will be the fourth time Mike plays a show with us, and they are always classic sets.

On Tuesday, we'll be joined by two of the hottest drummers in North America. We are proud to welcome Adam Deitch from Break Science and Pretty Lights. As well we are excited to be joined by Darren Shearer from the New Deal.

On Wednesday we are being joined by our old friend, Dr. Sam Altman.

We're not sure what else to really say, other than to keep Allen in your thoughts and prayers and we promise to deliver you wonderful, well thought-out shows while we are waiting for our brother to get back up here and join us for the new year.

Thank you so much for your support. We can't wait to see you all tomorrow.

[Published on: 12/26/10]

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