Drum Workshop Inc. (DW) welcomes back Tommy Lee to its Family. The man began his relationship with the company in the late 1980s as a pedal endorser and later as one of the first mainstream Hard Rock players to play DW Drums. He toured with his first DW kit during Mötley Crüe‘s Dr. Feelgood world tour and was featured in DW’s popular American Dream video series in the early 1990s.
DW’s Founder Don Lombardi remembers Tommy visiting his workshop to have his pedals tuned. While waiting, he sat at a set of drums John Good, DW Vice President and Drum Designer was developing. ‘He started playing and wouldn’t stop; he was amazed at how the drums sounded,’ explains Lombardi, ‘a light went on in my head that Tommy Lee represented a generation of drummers who hadn’t experienced handcrafted drums.’ A year later he became an official DW Drum endorser.
Commenting on coming back to DW, Tommy Lee said: “Welcome back? I never left. I just took a lil journey trying some new things. And speaking of new things, damn they’re poppin’ at DW. I’m insanely excited about them and the new gear. So stoked to share everything with ya!”
A widely anticipated stadium tour is scheduled for this summer starting in Jacksonville, Fl. on June 18th 2020. The tour, consisting of thirty one shows, has already sold out twenty five stadiums and sold more than one million tickets. Joining Mötley Crüe on tour will be Def Leppard, Poison and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts.