Local H to Reunite With Original Drummer Joe Daniels

Joe Daniels, pictured left, will rejoin Local H on drums.

Joe Daniels, pictured left, will rejoin Local H on drums.

Local H will reunite with its original drummer Joe Daniels for the first time since 1999, frontman Scott Lucas confirmed this afternoon in an interview with Chicago station WKQX.

Lucas said Daniels will be going on tour with Local H through at least June, but plans for afterward are still undecided.

Lucas said the band’s current drummer Ryan Harding is still involved in the band.

“Ryan’s still involved,” Lucas said. “We’ve all been practicing together.”

An official statement from the band will be coming soon.

Listen to the full interview here:

Daniels left the two-piece band in 1999 after 12 years with frontman Scott Lucas. Lucas said he hasn’t played with Daniels in 16 years.

Local H’s original lineup will play together for the first time on Friday, April 15 at the Metro in Chicago, where they are advertised to perform their breakout 1996 album As Good As Dead.

The band has a 24-date national tour lined up through mid-June to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the album’s release.

Here’s an official description of the band’s upcoming As Good As Dead Tour:

“The two-man band will first play a short set of songs culled from last year’s widely praised album, Hey, Killer, along with music from their other six studio albums and EPs. After a brief intermission, they will return to the stage and play As Good As Dead from start to finish.”

As Good As Dead will also be pressed on 180-gram vinyl for the first time as a double-LP reissue.

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