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Founding Drummer Of We The Kings, Danny Duncan, Has Parted Ways With The Band

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Today, Friday, February 2, Danny Duncan, a founding member of the pop-punk mainstays We The Kings, has announced that he has parted ways with the band.  

In a social media post on his Instagram, Duncan shares, “It saddens me to announce that after nearly 20 years, I have decided to part ways with We The Kings. It’s the hardest choice that I’ve ever had to make in my life, but I know in my heart of hearts that this is truly what’s right for me. The life that I have set up in Texas with my family is something that I choose to put first. I love having dinner with my wife every night. [And] I love tucking my kids into bed after reading them a story. I love being a man of stability.”

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He continues, “This band has been my entire life. Those are my brothers I shared the stage with. You, the fans, have been my family. It has been the best life that I could have ever asked for. To the dudes, I’ll be cheering you on back at home. Im excited for the busy year you have ahead of you. To the fans that showed up and jumped around to your favorite song, the ones who stuck around after the show to share stories and laughs, and to the countless bonds with people I’ve made on the road, those are memories I will cherish until the day I die. I cannot thank you enough for that. This may not be the last time you see me behind the drums, but it’s certainly goodbye for now.”

We The Kings formed in 2005—comprised of childhood friends singer/guitarist Travis Clark, guitarist Hunter Thomsen, bassist Drew Thomsen, and drummer Danny Duncan. In 2011, Drew Thomsen parted ways with the group and was replaced on bass by Charles Trippy. At the time of this publication, the band has not announced who will replace Danny on drums.

To Danny and his family, we wish you all the happiness in the world in your next chapter!

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