Jonathan has the honor of having been voted in alongside some of the world's great drummers in the Prog Category of the Modern Drummer 2016 Reader's Poll. Here's the full list:
1. Gavin Harrison
2. Todd Sucherman
3. Matt Garsika
4. Marco Minneman
5. Jonathan Schang
We think that's a pretty fine list!
Get all the whos, wheres and whens at http://www.earsplitcompound.com/site/2016/02/08/district-97-confirms-new-dates-for-2016-world-tour-including-spring-us-shows/!
BIG NEWS! If you missed the Kickstarter but would still like to join the #D97WorldTour, here's your chance. Go to http://igg.me/at/d97worldtour.
Check out our updated Kickstarter Video to see the first footage of the new lineup at work! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1801575573/district-97s-in-vaults-2016-world-tour
As a way to say thanks to all of our awesome supporters this Thanksgiving season, we are offering a free download of our previously unheard cover of Katrina & The Waves "Walking On Sunshine" to anyone who pledges $50 or more at our In Vaults World Tour Kickstarter Campaign at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1801575573/district-97s-in-vaults-2016-world-tour before the end of Black Friday, November 27th.
Big news! The Kickstarter campaign for our 2016 World Tour is now live at
There have been some major changes for District 97 in the past few months, and it is now time to share them with you all. Rob Clearfield (keyboards) and Patrick Mulcahy (bass) have both parted ways with District 97. The split is amicable and everyone remains on good terms. Luckily, two very talented Chicago-based musicians are ready and eager to join Leslie, Jim and Jonathan in moving the band forward: Andrew Lawrence (keyboards) and Tim Seisser (bass).
Jonathan is nominated in the Prog category of the 2016 Modern Drummer Readers Poll! Please consider taking a minute of your time to vote at http://www.moderndrummer.com/modern-drummer-2016-readers-poll-ballot/. He is in the same category as some of the greatest drummers in the world (Marco Minnemann, Gavin Harrison, Todd Sucherman and Matt Garsika), so we'll need to rock the vote to have a shot at this!
Check out Leslie's interview for Femme Metal Magazine at http://www.femmemetalwebzine.net/2015/09/01/leslie-hunt-district-97-2/.