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Chris Salih (born September 18, 1985) is the former drummer of Twenty One Pilots. Along with Nick Thomas, the former bassist, Salih left the band in 2011 due to personal reasons. Salih posted his farewell post on May 8, 2011 on Facebook.[1]

Farewell Note

Dear Twenty One Pilots enthusiasts,

It saddens me to say that my time as the drummer for Twenty One Pilots is coming to an end. I have had a blast traveling and playing music with my best friends. Unfortunately, being a few years older than the other guys, I have come to a point in my life that my responsibilities are too much to carry along with the rapid growth of the band. There are absolutely no hard feeling in this. It is purely a financial decision. It is my goal to stay closely involved with Twenty One Pilots in the months and years to come. I will still be living with Tyler and helping in any way I can. You may be wondering about my replacement. I am excited to say that one of my great friends, Josh Dun, will be taking my spot. He's a great guy and I couldn't think of a better replacement if I tried. I am excited for the future of Twenty One Pilots and feel that it has the potential to be wildly successful. Thus I will stay involved at whatever level possible for as long as I can. I can't thank you all enough for your previous and continued support of Twenty One Pilots. I promise you won't be disappointed in the things to come. 

Blessings,

Chris Salih

References

Twenty One Pilots
About Twenty One PilotsTyler JosephJosh Dun
Albums Twenty One Pilots (album)Regional at BestVesselBlurryfaceTrench
EPs Three Songs (EP)Migraine (EP)Holding On To You (EP)Quiet Is Violent (EP)The LC LPDouble Sided
Singles Holding On To YouGuns for HandsHouse of GoldCar RadioFairly LocalTear In My HeartStressed OutLane BoyRideHeathensHeavydirtysoulCancerJumpsuitNico And The NinersLevitateMy Blood
Tours Mostly November TourBlurryface World TourEmotional Roadshow World TourTour De ColumbusThe Bandito Tour