Chevelle bassist Dean Bernardini taking break from touring; band announces headlining dates

Christian Lantry/Courtesy of Adrenaline PRChevelle bassist Dean Bernardini is stepping away from the band to spend more time with his family.

"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 says. "I consider myself lucky to have been a part of Chevelle [and to] have shared the stage with such incredible musicians."

Bernardini, who is the brother-in-law of frontman Pete Loeffler and drummer Sam Loeffler, joined Chevelle in 2005 when third Loeffler brother Joe parted ways with the band. He's played on every Chevelle record since 2007's Vena Sera.

Meanwhile, Chevelle has announced a new batch of headlining tour dates, set to kick off November 22 in Cherokee, North Carolina. Tickets go on sale this Friday, September 27 at 10 a.m. local time via GetMoreChevelle.com.

Here are Chevelle's new headlining dates:

11/22 -- Cherokee, NC, Harrah’s Cherokee
11/23 -- Greensboro, NC, Piedmont Hall
11/24 -- Myrtle Beach, SC, House of Blues
11/26 -- Orlando, FL, Hard Rock Live
11/27 -- St. Petersburg, Tampa, FL Jannus Live
11/29 -- Dothan, AL, The Plant
12/1 -- Mobile, AL, Soul Kitchen
12/3 -- San Antonio, TX, Aztec Theater
12/4 -- Oklahoma City, OK, Diamond Ballroom
12/5 -- Wichita, KS, The Cotillion
12/7 -- Columbus, OH, TBA
12/8 -- Oshkosh, WI, Menominee Nation Arena
12/10 -- Grand Rapids, MI, 20 Monroe Live
12/12 -- Cincinnati, OH, Bogart’s
12/13 -- Nashville, TN, Marathon Music Works
12/14 -- Robinsonville, MS, Horseshoe Tunica

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