, one of the newest members of Particle, has announced that he’s leaving the band…

It’s with great sadness and surprise that we recently learned will no longer be a member of . Last week, Scott received unfortunate news of an unforseen family emergency that requires his long term attention. The combination of ’s rigorous touring , west coast rehearsals, and upcoming studio projects make it impossible for Scott to commit to both the band and his east coast family. Health and family always come first to us. Although we will miss him in the band, we respect his decision and wish both him and his family the best.

Everything I’ve seen written about lately included huge praises for the new and the new double-guitarist sound that they had — it’s a decent blow to the band to see half of that going away — but they’re going on unphased. Full tour dates after the jump. Send well wishes to Scott Metzger and go catch Particle this fall. I might try and catch a little bit at 2006 if all goes well…


Particle 2006 Fall

7.26.06 – Little Brothers – Columbus, OH
7.27.06 – Chameleon Club – Lancaster, PA
7.28.06 – Nu Groove Music Fest – Van Etten, NY
7.29.06 – Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ
8.1.06 – The Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI
8.2.06 – Grog Shop – Cleveland, OH
8.3.06 – Majestic Theatre – Detroit, MI
8.4.06 – Street Scene – San Diego, CA
8.5.06 – – Chicago, IL
8.5.06 – – Chicago, IL
8.29.06 – Last Day Saloon – Santa Rosa, CA
8.30.06 – Humboldt State Univ. – Arcata, CA
8.31.06 – WOW Hall – Eugene, OR
9.1.06 – The Grove – Bend, OR
9.2.06 – Aladdin Theatre – Portland, OR
9.3.06 – Mobius – Ashland, OR
9.4.06 – – Seattle, WA
9.6.06 – Fox Theatre – , CO
9.7.06 – Gothic Theatre – Englewood, CO
9.8.06 – Fools Paradise Fest – Hancock, NY
9.12.06 – Cain’s Ballroom – Tulsa, OK
9.13.06 – ’s Majestic – Fayetteville, AR
9.14.06 – Granada Theater – Dallas, TX
9.15.06 – – Austin, TX
9.16.06 – Cornerstone Pub – Little Rock, AR
9.17.06 – Rock Island – St. Louis, MO
9.20.06 – The Library – Oxford, MS
9.21.06 – Zydeco – Birmingham, AL
9.22.06 – Jupiter – Tuscaloosa, AL
9.23.06 – – New Orleans, LA
9.24.06 – Kitchen – Mobile, AL
9.27.06 – Culture Room – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
9.28.06 – The Social – Orlando, FL
9.29.06 – Music Farm – , SC
9.30.06 – The Georgia Theatre – Athens, GA
10.1.06 – Exit In – Nashville, TN
10.2.06 – Rhythm & Blues – Chattanooga, TN
10.4.06 – Rox Nightclub – Wilmington, NC
10.5.06 – Cats Cradle – Carrboro, NC
10.6.06 – Canal Club – Richmond, VA
10.7.06 – Harvest Jam – Thornville, OH
10.13.06 – Fonda Theater – Hollywood, CA
11.2.06 – Cabooze – , MN
11.9.06 – Paradise – Boston, MA
11.10.06 – Irving Plaza – New York, NY
11.14.06 – Starr Hill – Charlottesville, VA