Ever wonder what it’s like to be a drummer in a touring band that’s on the road for eight months a year and plays 150 shows? We took a trip down to Tulalip, Washington to meet up with Todd Sucherman of Styx and see what a day in the life looks like for one of the best rock drummers in the world.
Todd talks about everything from his warm-up gear, pre-show rituals, and his mental approach to playing live – all the way to his current wardrobe, backstage setup, and beverage of choice when he’s able to kick back. You’ll also get to meet Todd’s drum tech and bandmates who have a couple of funny stories to share!
Todd Sucherman is a highly demanded drummer for sessions, clinics, and drum festivals who is most well known for his work with the band Styx. On top of recording several top 50 albums with Styx and playing an average of 100 dates a year, Todd has recorded over 1,000 radio and TV spots and has worked with a wide variety of artists such as Peter Cetera, Brian Culbertson, Spinal Tap, Michael Bolton, and many more. Todd won the Modern Drummer Magazine Reader’s poll for #1 Educational DVD and #1 Rock Drummer in 2009, #1 Progressive Rock Drummer in 2015, and #1 Clinician in DRUM! Magazine in both 2009 and 2015.