Wales band The Blackout have announced the sad news that they have no plans to follow up their current EP release, 'Wolves'. It is best said in their own words, so read their statement below describing the break up as well as a 'thank you' to fans and supporters. In March 2015 they will be saying their official 'Goodbyes' with a series of shows throughout the UK ending in their hometown, Merthyr Tydfil at the Leisure Centre with a very special show, and big send off for what the band think the fans deserve. This will mark the end of the road for The Blackout.
Check out the full list of final tour dates and a statement from the band below.
There's no point in dancing around the subject, so we'll cut right to the chase. We regret to announce that Wolves will be the final release by The Blackout. Unfortunately we have come to the conclusion we are unable to sustain this band anymore, and we feel the time is right to bring it to a close. This is the hardest decision we have ever had to make as a band, and although we do it with heavy hearts, we also do with our heads held high. We are all extremely proud of Wolves, and are eternally grateful to each and every one of you who helped it get made. We said that it would not exist without your support, and we honestly mean that. We achieved more than we ever dreamed of when we started this band, and we take with us memories, relationships and friends that will last the rest of our lives. We have always said that we'd be nothing without the people who came to the shows, who stood out in the rain, who camped out overnight and we want to thank you, all of you, for making the last ten years so special for us. Whether you came to one show or one hundred, your passion and support has been humbling and life changing. We play our farewell shows in March 2015, these will be the last shows we will play as a band. Unfortunately, these shows will only be in the UK. There are no plans for anything more for The Blackout, so we hope you would like to come and party with us for the final time.
Once again, thank you for helping us live out our dreams.
2015 Farewell Shows
Mon 23 March Asylum, Birmingham
Tues 24 March Koko, London
Wed 25 March Academy 3, Manchester
Thu 26 March King Tuts, Glasgow
Sat 28 March Leisure Centre, Merthyr Tydfil
Tickets priced at £13.00 on sale Wednesday 3rd December 2014.