Once again, and with no forewarning, Guided By Voices have announced that they are no more. The band made the announcement via a small, inconspicuous post on their website and Facebook page.

From the tour page of the band's website:

Guided By Voices has come to an end. With 4 years of great shows and six killer albums, it was a hell of a comeback run. The remaining shows in the next two months are unfortunately canceled. Our sincere apologies to those that have purchased tickets and made travel plans. Thanks to everyone who has supported GBV.

The band canceled a dozen shows, from the end of this month through most of November. There is no word yet on why the band decided to call it quits in the midst of what looked like one of the best reunions ever to occur in the rock world.

The tour website says that those unfortunate souls who bought tickets can get refunds, but that's a cold comfort for GBV fans, who tend to be a rabid lot. Our apologies go out to those who won't bear witness to the greatness of Guided By Voices.