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Dillinger Escape Plan drummer schedules clinics

Thursday, October 12, 2006 11:05 PM PT

Official press release:

Dillinger Escape Plan drummer Chris Pennie has scheduled a handful of free drum clinics for late October.

These dates (October 23 in Rockaway, NJ and October 26 in Dearborn, MI) are the first to be announced for Pennie's second clinic tour. The two-hour clinics will include demonstrations on technique, performance and solo pieces, an extended question and answer session with Pennie, and his perspective on the application of music theory in the writing and performing of the music of Dillinger Escape Plan.

Pennie comments on the clinics; "First and foremost, being able to perform, teach, and ultimately share your knowledge with other people is a great feeling. I love talking about the process of making music. That's probably the most fascinating aspect to me; getting inside someone's head and finding out how they arrived at that sound they made on whatever instrument they may play."

"Doing clinics is much different from playing shows," Pennie continues, "I try to cover as much as possible within the two hours I have. Everything from playing Dillinger songs to talking about a practice routine, to music technology, etc. On the performance side, it's just me alone on the drums, so the challenge is making that statement on the kit."

Chris Pennie drum clinic performances (more to be announced soon):

October 23 Rockaway, NJ Ritchie's Music Center 7pm

October 26 Dearborn, MI University Center Stage at University of Michigan-Dearborn 7pm

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