Lineup Changes for 2016.

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).

Vote For Jonathan in the 2016 Modern Drummer Readers Poll!

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 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!

New Leslie Interview

Check out Leslie's interview for Femme Metal Magazine at

Spring 2016 European Your

We're so happy to be returning to Europe in March/April 2016! Be sure to check the Shows page at as dates are added. Also, be on the lookout for an upcoming crowdfunding campaign so you can help us make it a success!