Dopapod Reunites with Former Drummer

Berklee-born, Brooklyn-based improv specialists Dopapod are going with the Fro. The band announced a reunion with drummer Neal “Fro” Evans Wednesday. Evans stepped away from the band in 2013 for personal reasons and was replaced by Scotty Zwang.

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Speaking to Evans’ homecoming, a statement released by the band said, “As we count our blessings for every moment we’ve experienced while surrounded by a wonderfully supportive family of fans, we’ve also found ourselves recounting the original chemistry that undeniably forged the path that we’re grateful to be walking.”

Zwang appears to be exiting the band under cordial circumstances and is working on other projects.

Evans’ first shows back behind the kit will be at the Resonance Festival in Thornville, OH and Catskill Chill festival in Lakewood, PA at the end of September.

Dopapod recently announced an extensive fall tour with Pigeons Playing Ping Pong.The tour kicks off in Jacksonville, FL on Oct. 5 and includes several New York stops throughout the trek. The Putnam Den in Saratoga Springs, Syracuse’s Westcott Theater and Buffalo Iron Works will all get an upstate taste of the “DopaPong” fall tour, while Irving Plaza is paid a visit later in the tour.

Dopapod/Pigeons Playing Ping Pong Fall Tour:

Oct. 5 – Jacksonville, FL – 1904 Music Hall
Oct. 6 – Gainesville, FL – High Dive
Oct. 7 – St. Petersburg, FL – The State Theatre
Oct. 8 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room
Oct. 9 – Orlando, FL – Venue 578
Oct. 11 – Macon GA – Cox Capitol Theatre
Oct. 12 – Columbia, SC – Music Farm
Oct. 13 – Richmond, VA – The National* w/ The New Deal
Oct. 14 – Darlington, MD – Luna Light Festival
Oct. 26 – Saratoga Springs, NY – Putnam Den
Oct. 27 – New Haven, CT – Toad’s Place
Oct. 28 – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground* w/ West End Blend
Oct. 29 – Northampton, MA – Pearl Street
Nov. 2 – Syracuse, NY – Westcott Theater
Nov. 3 – Buffalo, NY – Buffalo Iron Works
Nov. 4 – TBA
Nov. 5 – Morgantown, WV -Mainstage*
Nov. 10 – State College, PA – The State Theatre
Nov. 11 – Charlottesville, VA – The Jefferson Theater
Nov. 12 – TBA
Nov. 17 – Stroudsburg, PA – Sherman Theater
Nov. 18 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza
Nov. 30 – Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
Dec. 1 – Atlanta, GA – Terminal West
Dec. 2 – Charleston, SC – The Pourhouse
Dec, 3 – Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theatre
Dec. 6 – Chattanooga, TN – Revelry Room
Dec. 7 – Nashville, TN – Exit / In
Dec. 8 – St. Louis, MO – Ready Room
Dec. 9 – Iowa City, IA – Gabe’s
Dec. 10 – Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
Dec. 11 – Champaign, IL – The Accord
Dec. 14 – Ann Arbor, MI – The Blind Pig
Dec. 15 – Kalamazoo, MI – Bell’s Brewery
Dec. 16 – Milwaukee, WI – The Miramar Theatre
Dec. 17 – Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue Theatre

Check out the full  GoFro view of Evans performing at the Paradise Rock Club in Boston back in February 2013 for a glimpse of what will come with his re-entry.