Big news for Brand New fans: the band has gained a new member..at least as far as touring goes! If you've been a Brand New fan for a while now it should certainly be a name you recognize: Kevin Devine!
Kevin is a singer/songwriter who's been friends with the band for quite some time and has toured with them many times as well!
You also might recognize his name from his other band Bad Books!
Well, now Kevin has made it official in a new heartfelt post saying that he's become an official member of Brand New for their tour!
Congrats, Kevin! Looking forward to seeing him with the band!
So, for the foreseeable future, I’ll be touring as a member of Brand New, playing guitar & singing harmonies. I’ve been playing music with & around Brand New in various ways for basically our entire careers; I love & am proud of them, think they’ve made a(nother) dynamic, special record, and take seriously the opportunity to perform as a part of their band, to help execute their vision & hopefully augment their already plenty-formidable stature. (It’s also really fun.) The reason for saying anything in public is to share that I’ll be quieting down the KD world for a while. There will still be a handful of odd shows here & there, and a few non-tour- or proper-record-related projects, but it feels good to do something else, take stock & decide what comes next, and “go away” a bit in some core sense. That’s it. Thanks as always & be good to each other - these are scary, brutal, psychedelic times, but you’re not alone. See you out there, Kevin Photo: @brandonsloter