mikepornoy Drummer Mike Portnoy (Winery Dogs, Dream Theater, Adrenaline Mob) has released the following statement:

“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.”

Adrenaline Mob was formed in early 2011 by singer Russell Allen (Symphony X), guitarist Mike Orlando and drummer Mike Portnoy (ex-Dream Theater). They released a covers EP entitled Covertá on March 12th, 2013.

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  • vince on

    Portnoy quits another band??? He’s creating a pattern here.

    • andy on

      who cares, theres 100s of better drummers out there, some have yet to be found, but there out there, plus that bull crap on that metal show where he comes on stage while eddie and the tms gang are doing the top 5 board of best rock drummers ever, and portnoy has the balls to put himself in front of john bonham in the number 1 spot

  • brian bulakites on

    Bummer! Mike was the perfect fit for the band hope he jumps back in, in the future

  • Brandon on

    With all due respect to AM fans, this really doesn’t surprise me much. MP noted that he was getting burned out/bored with playing DT material before they parted ways and the songs released by AM to date are far less challenging musically. I just didn’t see how Mike was going to maintain interest in something like this for an extended period of time. With that, it shouldn’t be difficult for AM to find a replacement to further them along.

  • Don on

    Holy Crap! Mike Portnoy left a band. Shocking!

  • speedking on

    Will drum for food. The modern Cozy Powell…wear a seatbeat,Mike.

    • QR70 on

      He isn’t nearly as important as he thinks he is. Amazingly talented but can be replaced and has been 3x’s now. Good luck with your flavor of the moment Mike.

    • Tyler on

      My thoughts exactly

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