Published Oct 28, 2013Charlottetown indie rock outfit Two Hours Traffic have announced that following over a decade of activity, they're calling it quits.
"After 12 years of making music together we have decided that Foolish Blood will be our final album," the band wrote in a statement. "We want to make it clear that we are not breaking up due to any personal problems within the band or because of any creative issues — it is just the right time. We want to thank all of you from the bottom of our hearts for the love and support we have received over the past decade."
While Two Hours Traffic will soon cease to exist, the band have one last gift to their fans in the form of a farewell tour. The quick trip kicks off in Toronto on December 12 and will have the act working their way back out to the East Coast, capping it all with a December 21 hometown show at Charlottetown's the Mack venue. You'll find all the details down below.
"We have travelled farther and met more wonderful people than we could have ever imagined," the band continued. "When we started playing music together in our parents' basements in 2001 our only intention was to write our own songs and hopefully get to play them for an audience. We truly feel fortunate that we have been able to do that for as long as we have."
The members have yet to reveal their plans post-Two Hours Traffic, but assure listeners that "We are all music junkies and will never stop writing and playing music so rest assured we will see all of you again."
Over the years, Two Hours Traffic released four full-length albums, earning them a Polaris Music Prize shortlist nomination in 2008 for Little Jabs and the Exclaim! Mark of Excellence for this year's Foolish Blood. You'll find the review for the latter over here.
12/12 Toronto, ON - Lees Palace
12/13 Kingston, ON - The Mansion
12/14 Ottawa, ON - Zaphods
12/18 Fredericton, NB - The Capital
12/19 Moncton, NB - Tide And Boar
12/20 Halifax, NS - The Marquee
12/21 Charlottetown, PEI - The Mack