Published Nov 22, 2011Earlier this year, long-running post-hardcore vets Thursday reached a career high with the release of their sixth album No Devolución. By all counts, the release was a huge success for the band. Now, it may go down as their final release as well, as Thursday have announced an indefinite hiatus.
In a post on the band's website, Thursday revealed that their upcoming tour dates will be their last. They continued by explaining that they haven't completely fallen out of friendship with each other, but they can't continue to operate as a band.
Here's an excerpt from the statement:
Despite the fantastic year that the band has enjoyed, creatively, things haven't been as easy for us on a personal level. Without diving into detail, it's fair to say that this year has been an endless series of personal difficulties. We haven't had any falling out and are all still close. I'm sure that we will continue to create, in some capacity, together. We've talked about turning Thursday into something else: a non-profit, a band that only records sporadically, a collection of other projects… Underneath it all, the personal circumstances involved make it impossible to continue Thursday in the spirit that has made it special. So, we stop. For now, at least.
The full farewell message can be read here, while the band's final North American tour dates, including a Toronto show this week, are available below. They will be followed by some yet-to-be-announced Australian shows.
11/23 New York, NY - Irving Plaza
11/25 Toronto, ON - Opera House
11/26 Pittsburgh, PA - Altar Bar
11/27 Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall
11/28 Cleveland Heights, OH - Grog Shop
11/30 Atlanta, GA - The Loft
12/1 Cincinnati, OH - 20th Century Theatre
12/2 Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge
12/3 Pontiac, MI - The Eagle Theater
12/4 Rochester, NY - Montage Music Hall
12/26 Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
12/27 Washington, D.C. - 9:30 Club
12/28 New Haven, CT - Toad's Place
12/29 Boston, MA - Royale Boston
12/30 Philadelphia, PA - Theatre Of Living Arts