Here’s a bummer for all you Adrenaline Mob fans out there! Mike Portnoy is leaving the band! Here’s his official statement to the fans: “It saddens me to announce that the four upcoming shows in Latin America this month supporting HALESTORM will be my last with ADRENALINE MOB. Unfortunately, I have scheduling conflicts that prevent me from being able to fully commit to the band’s future activities at the moment. As I cannot be in two places at the same time, I don’t want to hold them back and have to wait for my schedule to re-open up to resume activity. I’m very proud of what we started together and the music we made over the past two years and I wish the guys all the best in the future.”
Is a Dream Theater return going to happen? Probably not. Is it time for the Winery Dogs takeover? Maybe! Who knows? He is a legend behind the kit, so I’m sure we’ll be hearing from him again very soon! Stay tuned!