Drummer Gabriel Duquette Leaves Ra Ra Riot

Drummer Gabriel Duquette has left Ra Ra Riot after playing with the indie act for more than two years.

The band stated, “We can’t thank him enough for the time he spent with us, the bountiful hysterical memories, and we wish him all the best.”

Duquette released his own statement, thanking the fans and band:

“Goodbye, RRR fans! Thanks for helping me feel famous for a short while. If any of you live in the vicinity of West Hartford, CT, I’ll be giving drum lessons there. Seek me out on my website-in-progress, gabrielduquette.com.

“Thanks, of course, to the rest of the band. They unwittingly helped me find my fashion sense. I will miss eating big meals together and saying weird things to make them laugh uncomfortably. My two favorite memories are Beyonce and Jay-Z in the audience at Coachella and dangling my feet in a stream at Yellowstone.

“As for me, I’m off to prepare for the collapse of industrial civilization! I recommend you do the same.”

Drummer Kenny Bernard will be taking over the kit for the band’s current North American tour.

[Photo by Andrew Maury]