YOB Announces Touring Drummer Dave French as Their New Permanent Drummer

YOB recently announced their long-time drummer Travis Foster has left the band. On the eve of a busy summer of touring with headline dates, festival slots, and more, the band has revealed drummer Dave French, who has been touring with the group in place of Travis for two years, is the permanent new replacement. The band commented in a social media post:

“We’re very happy to announce that Dave French is officially joining Yob as our new drummer.


“We’ve been friends, neighbors, tour mates and admirers of Dave for over a decade. We first met in 2012 when he was playing drums for Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth. His crushing approach and commitment to detail behind the kit was remarkable. Since then we’ve toured with Dave in multiple scenarios when he was working as a tech or sound engineer for bands like Neurosis, Voivod, Sleep (as well with Om, Boris, Soundgarden, MC50, and many others) over the years.


“Dave has been playing drums with us live since 2021 and has brought his focus, energy and inspiration to every moment. We’re thrilled to welcome him to Yob.”

Check out our last interview with Mike of Yob – updating fans on the progress of a new album:

FEATURE: Mike Scheidt of YOB – The Ghost Cult Interview

Yob headline tour dates:

5/26 Boise, ID – Treefort Music Hall

5/27 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge


w/ Cave In


5/28 Denver, CO – Gothic Theater

5/30 St Paul, MN – Turf Club

5/31 Omaha, NE – Slowdown

6/1 Lawrence, KS – Bottleneck

6/2 Little Rock, AR – Mutants Of The Monster Fest

6/3 Murfreesboro, TN – Hop Springs

6/4 Louisville, KY – Portal

6/6 Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall

6/7 Pittsburgh, PA – Spirit Hall

6/8 Baltimore, MD – Ottobar

6/9 Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts

6/10 Boston, MA – Middle East (downstairs)

6/12 New York, NY – Le Poisson Rouge


w/ Pallbearer

6/13 New York, NY – Le Poisson Rouge

6/14 Richmond, VA – The Broadberry

6/15 Asheville, NC – Asheville Music Hall

6/16 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade (Hell)

6/17 New Orleans, LA – House Of Blues

6/18 Austin, TX – Oblivion Access Festival

6/20 Albuquerque, NM – Sister

6/21 Mesa, AZ – The Nile

6/22 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick

6/23 Los Angeles, CA – Teragram Ballroom

6/24 Oakland, CA – 3rd & Castro