After 3 truly awesome years with us, Adil Baktir is stepping down as bass player for The Sunpilots. He’s heading back to Vienna to pursue other musical directions & we send him all our love for the future.
Adil joined the band in the middle of our 2012 European tour. Our last bass player had quit unexpectedly (overnight) & we were booked to play a festival in France the next week. We’d just moved out of our apartment & were living on the road for the first time, so cancelling the tour would have meant no place to stay. Needless to say we were super stressed.
The A-man learned all our songs, quit his job in Vienna & saved our collective asses. We had the audition over Skype so the first time we met him was when we pulled up outside his place. Luckily he wasn’t a serial killer & turned out to be an awesome dude who will always be one of our bros.
Here’s one of our fave photos from the US tour. Thanks for all the memories mate! Looking forward to sharing some beers & cheese-filled sausages next time we’re in Austria.
PS. We’re announcing our new bass player tomorrow!