Elbow Drummer Richard Jupp Leaves Band After 25 Years

7 March 2016 | 2:45 pm | Staff Writer

The stalwart UK alt-rockers will record their seventh studio album without him

Veteran British indie outfit Elbow will go into the studio to record their seventh album in the coming months but, when it arrives in 2017, it will be the band's first without founding drummer Richard Jupp.

As NME reports, the remaining members of the band — vocalist Guy Garvey, keys player Craig Potter, guitarist Mark Potter and bassist Pete Turner — have announced that Jupp will be departing Elbow "to concentrate on a number of creative projects including plans to further expand his drum school (www.juppdrumtuition.com) which will involve workshops across the UK".

"Richard will also continue to support the charities that he is involved with," Elbow's announcement read. "Having been a member of elbow since the beginning 25 years ago, Guy, Pete, Mark and Craig wish Jupp every success in his new ventures.

"The band are currently writing tracks for their seventh studio album, due for release in 2017."

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Elbow were last in Australia for a 2014 tour, to great acclaim, which included back-to-back shows at the Opera House. The band's most recent album is that year's The Take Off & Landing Of Everything.

There has been no indication as yet as to when and by whom Jupp will be replaced.

And if you're feeling down about it, at least this video still exists.