The band will resume touring later this week, beginning with a show July 18 at SOMA San Diego and will be out on the road through late September.

Stops on the itinerary include Key Club in West Hollywood, Calif. (July 24), El Corazon in Seattle (July 31), Sunshine Theatre in Albuquerque, N.M. (August 4), The Bottleneck in Lawrence, Kan. (August 25), St. Andrews Hall in Detroit (August 29), Rams Head Live! in Baltimore (September 4), Tremont Music Hall in Charlotte, N.C. (September 9), Culture Room in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (September 14) and Antone’s in Austin (September 20).

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The band explained that moving forward was not only the right thing to do, it’s a fitting tribute to Schou’s memory.

“Johnny always wanted to bring purpose to other people’s lives,” singer Sean Kennedy said. “He had a quiet leadership that lives in all of us as a band. His legacy is in his music and every show we play we are sharing a piece of Johnny’s heart with our listeners.

“Not only would he want us to carry on, but we owe it to him. We will never be able to replace Johnny, but through this tragedy we have all grown even closer together and are going to make him proud.”

Drummer Stefan Runstrom said long-time friend Joey Barba was a natural choice to join Tickle Me Pink on the road as guitarist.

“Joey has been a great friend of ours and Johnny’s since the very beginning. In addition to being an amazing musician with reputable songwriting ability, he is also one of the nicest guys I know.”