The Bronx split with founding drummer Jorma Vik

Jorma Vik
Jorma Vik (Image credit: Getty)

The Bronx have split with founding drummer Jorma Vik.

Vik announced his departure in a Facebook post, saying his 14 years with the band were “the most incredible years of my life.”

The Bronx founded in Los Angeles in 2002 and in 2008 they introduced their alter-ego, Mariachi El Bronx. Vik has recently been a touring member of the Eagles Of Death Metal.

He says: “It’s with a multitude of mixed emotions I write this but as of yesterday The Bronx/Mariachi El Bronx and myself have decided to go our separate ways.

“I’m having a very difficult time finding the words to express how grateful I am to everyone who have supported the bands over the past 14 years. They’ve been the most incredible years of my life and I cannot thank everyone enough for enabling me to fulfil my dreams and aspirations.

“Endless love and gratitude to all the friends and fans. Hope to see you all in some shape or form soon.”

The Bronx hit the road next month, starting with an appearance at 2000 Trees Festival in the UK. There is no word yet as to who will replace Vik.

The Bronx tour dates 2016

Jul 07: 2000 Trees Festival, UK
Jul 08: Le Havre Le Tetris, France
Jul 09: Nantes Le Ferrailleur, France
Jul 10: Lille Sjock Festival, Belgium
Jul 11: Dortmund FZW Freizeitzentrum West, Germany
Jul 12: Frankfurt Das Bett, Germany
Jul 13: Munich Hansa 39, Germany
Jul 14: Budapest A38, Hungary
Jul 16: Dresden Beatpol, Hungary
Jul 17: Dour Festival, Belgium
Aug 12: New York Rocks Off Concert Cruise, NY
Aug 13: Baltimore Ottobar, MD
Aug 15: Pittsburgh Club Cafe, PA
Aug 19: Glasgow King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, UK
Aug 20: Derby The Venue, UK

Mariachi El Bronx tour dates 2016

Jul 15: Colours Of Ostrava Festival, Czech Republic
Aug 11: New York Rocks Off Concert Cruise, NY
Aug 14: Pittsburgh Club Cafe, PA
Aug 18: Glasgow King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, UK
Aug 19: Ottery St Mary Beautiful Days, UK
Sep 24: Boston Copenhagen Beer Celebration, MA
Oct 03: Bristol O2 Academy, UK
Oct 04: Sheffield O2 Academy, UK
Oct 05: Birmingham O2 Academy, UK
Oct 06: Brixton O2 Academy, UK
Oct 08: Newcastle O2 Academy, UK
Oct 09: Glasgow O2 Academy, UK
Oct 11: Manchester O2 Academy, UK
Oct 28: Werribee Lost Lands Festival, Australia

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