Aqueous drummer Rob Houk will join the South Florida jam band Tand as an interim drummer, the group announced on Monday. This lineup shift comes as Tand parts ways with its original drummer, Ali Nassar, citing creative differences.

Houk will play his first show with Tand at Fort20 Festival in Fort Pierce, FL on April 21st. The band has additional dates throughout Florida in April and June, with a fall tour announcement coming soon. For tickets and a full list of upcoming concerts visit Tand’s website.


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This announcement comes months after Buffalo quartet Aqueous announced an indefinite hiatus following a handful of early 2023 tour dates and an appearance at Summer Camp Music Festival. In 2022, the group took the latter half of the year off from touring as keyboardist/guitarist/vocalist Dave Loss welcomed his first child. At the dawn of 2023, Loss announced that he would be continuing his touring hiatus indefinitely.

“Music and this band have been the priority in my life for a very long time, but with the birth of my son that started to change,” Loss wrote in January. “My wife and I love our son more than anything in this world and want nothing but to be the best parents possible. I want to be there for as much as I can and I don’t want to miss a thing. That being said, touring and being away from my family is just not something I can do right now. I have decided that it is time for me to step away from the band to be home with my family. Although it was a very difficult decision, I know it is the right one for me. There will still be some music for me to play going forward, but the full-time touring musician gig is just not one that fits my life at the moment.”

Aqueous has a pair of headlining shows remaining next month in Baltimore (4/7) and Ardmore, PA (4/8) prior to a final set at Summer Camp in Chillicothe, IL (5/26). Tickets are available on the band’s website.