Tokami has had a lot of lineup changes throughout their long career, but since 2005 the band has had but one drummer: 1000 (Sen). Unfortunately, due to ongoing health issues, 1000 will be leaving the band this summer. Below is his official comment, translated by S-T’s Shannon:
An Announcement from Tokami
I, Tokami 1000, will leave the band after our Shinjuku ReNY show on June 29, 2016 due to personal reasons.
I have dealt with issues concerning my health for some time now.
I don’t believe I can continue on with activities at this pace.
I decided to leave the band after consulting with the members and staff in order to not hinder their continuing activities.
It’s been a long, long 10 years since I began with Tokami in 2005.
I’ve received so much support from my members, staff, and—more than anyone—our fans that have had so much fun with us.
I wouldn’t trade these happy days for anything.
I’ll be enjoying these last 6 months
and our Shinjuku ReNY one-man show on 6/29
more than anyone else.
Please continue to give Tokami your support.