Walk the Moon Announce Indefinite Hiatus

"The time has come for us to take a good long break from touring and making records together"

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BY Megan LaPierrePublished Jul 14, 2023

Pop band Walk the Moon have announced that they will be going on indefinite hiatus.

Founded in 2006, the group behind the 2013 radio mega-hit "Shut Up and Dance" took to YouTube today to share the news of their "hibernation" with fans.

"The time has come for us to take a good long break from touring and making records together," frontman Nicholas Petricca said in the 11-minute clip. "When we do reconvene, that will be a glorious day. And the truth is, we don't know when that's gonna be."

He continued, "It is an enormous act of love to carefully lift something like this from the centre of our lives and place it gently to the side, out of focus, and let it rest for a moment. It's a choice we made powerfully to follow our truth, to make space for new creations, for family, to serve our well-being and, in the long run, even serve the well-being of our community… to hopefully come back one day stronger than before."

However, Petricca noted that Walk the Moon still have some new music on the way and that he will be "creating a solo project universe," while guitarist Eli Maiman also has a "new musical collaboration in the works."

After self-releasing their 2010 debut, Walk the Moon broke through with their self-titled first album for RCA in 2012, featuring the hit "Anna Sun." Their most recent release was 2021's HEIGHTS.

Watch the announcement video from Petricca below.


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