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Chevelle Bassist Announces Departure After Conclusion Of Upcoming Tour

The bassist, who joined the band in 2007, says he's stepping down to spend more time with his family and concentrate on his art.

Dean Bernardini is nearing the end of his run with Chevelle. As the band announced the dates for their upcoming fall tour, Bernardini announced that he’s stepping down after the run of North American dates to spend more time with his family and concentrate on his fine art and furniture business. 

“To all my dedicated friends/fans: It is with a heavy heart that I have decided I will be taking a break from the road to spend some much needed time at home with my family,” Bernardini announced on the band’s Facebook page. “I consider myself lucky to have been a part of Chevelle & have shared the stage with such incredible musicians. These past 15 years & 6 albums have been amazing to be a part of. I will continue to work on my passion of music in some form or another & continue to put time into my art & furniture business at home. I will be finishing out this years remaining shows on stage with my brothers and band mates.”

Bernardini joined the band in 2005 after former bassist Joe Loeffler left the band and has appeared on five studio albums, beginning with 2007’s Vena Sera through 2016’s The North Corridor. Thr group will hit the road this fall beginning on Wednesday (Sept. 25) with a show in Salt Lake City at USANA Amphitheatre and current plans have them playing shows through a Dec. 14 gig at the Horseshoe Tunica in Robinsonville, Mississippi.

Get tickets for the shows here; the pre-sale for the tour goes live on Tuesday (Sept. 24) here at 10 a.m. local time, with public on-slae on Friday (Sept. 27) at 10 a.m. local time.

Check out Bernardini’s artwork here and Chevelle’s tour dates below.

Sept. 25 — Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre

Sept. 27 — Louisville, KY @ Louder Than Life*

Oct. 13 — Sacramento, CA @ Aftershock*

Oct. 15 — Riverside, CA @ Riverside Municipal Auditorium^

Oct. 16 — San Diego, CA @ House of Blues – San Diego^

Oct. 19 — Las Vegas, NV @ Las Rageous*

Nov. 22 — Cherokee, NC @ Harrah’s Cherokee~

Nov. 23 — Greensboro, NC @ Piedmont Hall+~

Nov. 24 — Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues – Myrtle Beach+~

Nov. 26 — Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live+~

Nov. 27 — St. Petersburg, Tampa, FL @ Jannus Live+~

Nov. 29 — Dothan, AL @ The Plant+~

Dec. 1 — Mobile, AL @ Soul Kitchen+~

Dec. 3 — San Antonio, TX @ Aztec Theater+~

Dec. 4 — Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom+~

Dec. 5 — Wichita, KS @ The Cotillion+~

Dec. 7 — Columbus, OH @ TBA

Dec. 8 — Oshkosh, WI @ Menominee Nation Arena+~

Dec. 10 — Grand Rapids, MI @ 20 Monroe Live+~

Dec. 12 — Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s+~

Dec. 13 — Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works+~

Dec. 14 — Robinsonville, MS @ Horseshoe Tunica+
*Festival Performance
Support By:
^ Aeges
+ The Band Royale
~ Convey