American rock band Thrice have announced they're taking an indefinite hiatus next year (12).
The Californian punk rockers, who formed in the late 1990s and released their seventh studio album this year (11), have issued a statement revealing their 2012 tour will be their "last for the foreseeable future".
Frontman Dustin Kensrue says, "Thrice is not breaking up. If nothing has broken us up by now, I doubt anything ever could. However, we will be taking a break from being a full-time band, and the upcoming tour in the spring will be the last one for the foreseeable future...
"I don't know what the future looks like for Thrice, or for any of us individually. I do know that I would love to make more music in the future with them, as well as play some shows or short tours, but for the time being, I need to step out of the role of full time touring/recording musician. I know this will be very disappointing news to many people, and for that I am truly sorry."