The Balconies Are Calling It Quits
The band are breaking up but not before giving us two more albums and some farewell shows
Published Dec 14, 2017The Balconies have been a staple in Canadian indie rock for a decade now, but the duo of Jacquie Neville and Liam Jaeger are getting ready to call it a day.
The band will play their final shows in their hometowns of Toronto and Ottawa, on February 1 and 3, respectively. Tickets for the farewell performances go on sale tomorrow (December 15), and will be available here and here.
In addition to treating audiences to a couple of final gigs, the Balconies will also deliver a couple albums' worth of new material before they officially disband.
Tomorrow (December 15), two previously unreleased full-lengths will arrive. One is Show You, which was recorded with producer Jon Drew in 2012 — and as the band note, marks the last record that featured all three original band members as co-lead singers. The other is a self-titled LP from 2009.
The band's most recent LP, Rhonda, was released in 2016.
"The past 10 years with the Balconies has been an incredible journey," Neville said in a statement. "We feel so fortunate that this group has taken us all over the world and that we've had the opportunity to share our music with so many amazing people. Although this may the end of the Balconies as you know us, we feel this group has morphed into something so much bigger — it has evolved into a community that has brought together so many different kinds of creative people and we will continue all future endeavours under the Balconies Collective. Liam and I continue to collaborate together and will be focusing our efforts on production, songwriting, and other projects."