‘The Devil Wears Prada’ Guitarist & Founding Member ‘Chris Rubey’ Leaves Band


TDWP_RubeyHere is another announcement from The Devil Wears Prada. First they revealed that they will once again team up with Rise Records to release a new EP called “Space” this summer. Now, they’ve announced that one of their founding members, guitarist Chris Rubey, is no longer in the band.

Rubey was the chief instrumental composer of the band’s songs, so his departure is a huge one for The Devil Wears Prada. In a post on Facebook, the band says Rubey made the decision to leave the band at the end of October, opting to spend more time with his wife and daughter. The band also mentions that their “good friend Kyle” is replacing Rubey on tour and that he also performed on the “Space” EP.

A statement from the band about the departure can be read below.

‘Fans, Friends, Listeners’

‘At the end of October, upon completing our run of shows in Mexico, Chris decided that it was time to stay home and be with his wife and daughter. While losing a founding member might seem to be a bumpy transition to announce, we find ourselves terrifically proud and enthused to continue moving forward with touring and writing new material. The upcoming Space EP is a testament to what we’re capable of and the always truthful fact that TDWP is a collective collaboration rather than any single member or component. We’re happy to say that parting ways with Chris couldn’t have been more amicable: we understand and wish him the very best at being with his family.’

‘In the meantime, our good friend Kyle is playing with us: a fine gentleman and an excellent guitarist who helped out tremendously in the making of Space EP. The Zombie 5 Tour is off to a fantastic start, and we look forward to seeing all of you at an upcoming show.’

‘Mike & The Pradas’

The band’s “Zombie 5 Tour Presented by Rockstar Energy Drink” celebrating the fifth anniversary of the acclaimed EP “Zombie” kicked off in Nashville this past Sunday night and and will criss-cross the U.S. through mid May, wrapping in Bloomington, Illinois on May 14. The band is performing the “Zombie” EP in its entirety for the first time, as well as a new song (see video here) from the forthcoming “Space” EP, among many other fan favorites. Dates and locations are listed below.


Upcoming Shows:
Mar. 20 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
Mar. 21 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
Mar. 22 – Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
Mar. 24 – Las Vegas, NV – Hard Rock Live
Mar. 25 – Phoenix, AZ – Nile Theater
Mar. 27 – Dallas, TX – The Door
Mar. 28 – San Antonio, TX – The Aztec Theatre
Mar. 29 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
Mar. 31 – St. Petersburg, FL – State Theatre
Apr. 01 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution Live
Apr. 03 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
Apr. 04 – Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theater
Apr. 06 – Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
Apr. 07 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts
Apr. 08 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
Apr. 09 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza
Apr. 10 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium
Apr. 11 – Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre
Apr. 13 – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
Apr. 14 – Rochester, NY – Anthology
Apr. 15 – Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls
Apr. 16 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
Apr 25 – Welcome to Rockville Jacksonville, FL
Apr 27 – Cone Denim Entertainment Center Greensboro, NC
Apr – 29  The Broadberry Richmond, VA
Apr – 30  Chameleon ClubLancaster, PA
May 01 – The Chance Poughkeepsie, NY Tickets RSVP Share
May -02  Webster Theater Hartford, CT
May 03  – Waiting Room Sleepwave Buffalo, NY
May 05 – The Intersection Grand Rapids, MI
May 06 – Fubar Saint Louis, MO
May 08 – Mill City Nights Minneapolis, MN
May 09 – Bourbon Theatre Lincoln, NE
May 10 – Black Sheep Colorado Springs, CO
May 12 – Granada Theatre Lawrence, KS
May 13 – Wooly’s Des Moines, IA
May 14 – The Castle Theatre Bloomington, IL
May 15 – Rock On The Range Columbus, OH

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Video below ‘War’

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