Murderdolls drummer Ben Graves joins Dope for upcoming Japanese tour.
Dope is heading back to Japan in support of their new album American Apathy. The bands Japanese tour kicks off on Halloween night in Tokyo Japan. Ben Graves will be behind the drum kit for Dope, which has been a revolving door for skinny, dreadlocked musicians throughout the years.
Graves is best known for being the guy that (Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison) turned to when choosing a drummer for his Shock Rock Horror project (The MurderDolls). Graves became a seasoned pro while touring the world with the Murderdolls and has since been laying low in Los Angeles while Jordison handles his many responsibilities with Slipknot.
When asked about Ben's joining up with Dope this fall, Dope's front man (Edsel Dope) had this to say. "Everything is going killer!! It's loud and dirty and everything that people expect from Dope!!! This situation is nothing new for any of us and so far it’s been pretty effortless. We are all crazy excited to get back to Japan and party our asses off, not to mention that we can't wait to kick some Japanese ass on Halloween. Dope's guitarist (Virus) added, "Our new record was just released in Japan and these shows are going to be amazing!!! I'm sure everyone will be super happy with Ben’s contribution to Dope and his ability to easily slide into our system."
Dope's current touring line-up consists of "Edsel Dope" on vox and gtrs "Virus" on lead guitars, "Brix Milner" on bass and "Ben Graves" on drums.
Dope will be returning to the United States in Nov. Where along with "Graves" they will be joining up with Disturbed for part of this falls Jagermeister Music Tour. Check Dopearmy.com for confirmed dates.
In other Dope news, Edsel Dope and Dope's guitarist Virus will be hosting the Headbangers Ball on MTV2 this Saturday night.