Motion City Soundtrack Announce Indefinite Hiatus
The Minneapolis alternative outfit came to the “bittersweet” conclusion after releasing their most recent album Panic Stations last year. They will announce a batch of farewell tour dates this Monday (March 14). “We’re feeling all the feels – you may be as well,” the post reads. “If so, or if you’ve ever been touched by our music, we ask you to come out and sing along with us one last time in 2016.”
Read the band’s full statement below:
It has been a quiet winter for us. We’ve had some time at home after a very busy 2015. With this time, we’ve been able to think about the past, present, and future of Motion City Soundtrack. All of this thinking has lead to several conversations, and these conversations have lead us to a very bittersweet realization:
We have no idea what the future holds, but for now we are done.
Needless to say, we’re feeling all the feels -- you may be as well. If so, or if you’ve ever been touched by our music, we ask you to come out and sing along with us one last time in 2016.
Please stay tuned for a very special final tour announcement on Monday. You can sign up to our email/mailing list via our Facebook page to be the first to hear the news. We really hope to see each and every one of you out there one more time.
Thanks for all the love over the years. It really means a lot to us -- and it always will.
Josh, Justin, Jesse, Matt, and Tony
Frontman Justin Pierre and guitarist Josh Cain founded Motion City Soundtrack in 1997. They put out their debut 7” single “Promenade/Carolina” in 1999, which was followed by their Kids for America EP the next year. They’ve since released six full-lengths: I Am the Movie (2002), Commit This to Memory (2005), Even If It Kills Me (2007), My Dinosaur Life (2010) and Go (2012) and last year's Panic Stations.