Matt Halpern To Miss Periphery’s Knotfest Mexico Performance

Drummer Matt Halpern will be missing Periphery’s Knotfest Mexico performance in Toluca, Mexico. During his absence, JP Bouvet (Childish Japes, etc.) will fill in.

Halpern commented:

“Peripherals – Matt here… Unfortunately one of my immediate family members is in the hospital and I am unable to join the band in Mexico for Knotfest this weekend. On the bright side the rest of the band will be there and my very good friend (and incredible Drummer) JP Bouvet will be filling in on the drums – he’s gonna crush it.

For those of you attending the Convergence tour in the US and Canada, I want to assure you that I will be there and I’m beyond excited for the tour. Thank you to my band, the band’s business team, and most importantly all of you guys for your support and understanding. See ya soon!”


Adam “Nolly” Getgood Officially Exits Periphery

Bassist Adam “Nolly” Getgood has officially announced his exit from Periphery. This news doesn’t come as too much of a shock, considering he hasn’t been touring with the group.

Getgood said the following:

“A few weeks ago I came to the decision I didn’t want to continue as a member of Periphery. The Periphery guys are some of my best friends, I have nothing but high hopes for the future of the band, and I’ll always be a huge fan of the music, however after a year of not touring I became aware that I’m just not invested in the day-to-day decision-making and problem solving that constitutes so much of the reality of running a joint enterprise like Periphery. It’s simply not on my mind, and that’s not fair to the rest of the band, the band’s team, and everyone involved in making Periphery a success – and that includes you all too.

The guys in Periphery are all incredible people and musicians, in their different and complementary ways. I know they’ll go on to achieve things I can’t even imagine, and I’ll be so happy to watch that happen.

For my own part, I’ll continue to enjoy the more settled life at home with my wife, focussing on my production work and on GetGood Drums.

I’ve got nothing but incredible gratitude for everything we experienced together and pride for what we accomplished, it has been an honour to play a role in something that has grown from humble origins to a genuinely genre-defining, internationally successful band. Thank you all for having me along for the ride. Really.”

Periphery & Animals As Leaders Announce 2017 Co-Headlining Tour

Periphery and Animals As Leaders have announced a co-headlining tour. Car Bomb and Astronoid will serve as support on select dates.

Tour Dates:

10/31 Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall (with Car Bomb)
11/01 Chicago, IL – The Vic Theatre (with Car Bomb)
11/03 Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection (with Car Bomb)
11/04 Detroit, MI – St. Andrew’s Hall (with Car Bomb)
11/05 London, ON – London Music Hall (with Car Bomb)
11/07 Norfolk, VA – The NorVa (with Car Bomb)
11/09 New York, NY – Playstation Theater (with Car Bomb)
11/10 Providence, RI – Lupo’s (with Car Bomb)
11/11 Philadelphia, PA – The Electric Factory (with Car Bomb)
11/12 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE (with Car Bomb)
11/14 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade (with Car Bomb)
11/15 Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works (with Car Bomb)
11/17 San Antonio, TX – Alamo City Music Hall (with Astronoid)
11/18 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live (with Astronoid)
11/19 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall (with Astronoid)
11/21 Phoenix, AZ – The Marquee (with Astronoid)
11/22 Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl (with Astronoid)
11/24 Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern (with Astronoid)
11/25 San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom (with Astronoid)
11/27 Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom (with Astronoid)
11/28 Vancouver, BC – The Commodore Ballroom (with Astronoid)
11/29 Seattle, WA – The Showbox (with Astronoid)
12/01 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex (The Grand) (with Astronoid)
12/02 Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre (with Astronoid)

Periphery Members Cover Linkin Park’s “Shadow Of The Day”

Periphery’s Spencer Sotelo, Matt Halpern, and producer Taylor Larson have decided to record a cover of Linkin Park‘s “Shadow Of The Day” as a tribute to the late Chester Bennington. You can check that out below:

Periphery Announce 2017 North American Tour With The Contortionist, Norma Jean, & Infinity Shred

Periphery have announced a headlining North American tour with The Contortionist, Norma Jean, and Infinity Shred. Check out the dates for that below.


Tour Dates:

03/31 Reading, PA – Reverb
04/01 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
04/02 New Haven, CT – Toad’s Place
04/03 Montréal, QC – Corona Theatre
04/05 Toronto, ON – The Opera House
04/07 Buffalo, NY – The Waiting Room
04/08 Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom
04/09 Chicago, IL – House Of Blues
04/11 Saint Louis, MO – Delmar Hall
04/12 Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom
04/13 Nashville, TN – Cannery Ballroom
04/14 Birmingham, AL – Zydeco
04/15 Jacksonville, FL – Mavericks Live
04/17 Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
04/18 Ft Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room
04/20 Charlotte, NC – The Underground
04/21 Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
04/22 Amityville, NY – Revolution Bar & Music Hall

Periphery Announce 2017 European/UK Tour With The Contortionist & Destrage

Periphery have announced a headlining European/UK tour with The Contortionist and Destrage. Check out the dates for that below.


Tour Dates:

05/02 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof
05/03 Lausanne, SWI – Les Docks
05/05 Milan, ITA – Santeria Club
05/06 Bologna, ITA – Zona Roveri
05/07 Vienna, AUT – Szene
05/08 Berlin, GER – Lido
05/09 Copenhagen, DEN – Pumpehuset
05/11 Helsinki, FIN – Tavastia
05/13 Stockholm, SWE – Klubben
05/14 Oslo, NOR – Vulcan Arena
05/16 Hamburg, GER – Markthalle
05/17 Cologne, GER – Essigfabrik
05/18 Antwerp, BEL – Trix Club
05/19 Manchester, UK – O2 Ritz
05/20 London, UK – O2 Forum
05/21 Paris, FRA – Le Trabendo
05/23 Nantes, FRA – LE Ferrailleur
05/24 Toulouse, FRA – Connexion
05/25 Lyon, FRA – CCO
05/26 Esch/Alzette, LUX – Rockhal
05/27 Nijmegen, NET – Doornroosje