Today, Yellowcard have announced they’re calling quits on their almost-20 year career, saying this is just the “right time to step away and preserve the legacy and integrity of the band”.
Before they go, though, they’re releasing one last album – a self-titled record (check out the artwork below), out September 30 – and a final world tour, which hits the UK in December (dates below).
They’ve also put a new track on Spotify, fittingly called Rest In Peace. Listen here.
The band explained their reasons for breaking up, plus discuss the new album in the statement below:
“Putting this into words hasn’t been easy. When saying farewell, it is hard to
know where to start, especially when there are so many reasons not to say
it, but the time has come to share this news. After countless discussions
and months of thought, we have decided that it is time for Yellowcard to
come to an end. This will be our last album and our final world tour.
The decision was an incredibly difficult one for us to make. We considered
so many things – our families, our health, our future endeavors. In the end
we realized that this was the right time to step away and preserve the
legacy and integrity of the band. It is with you, the fans in mind, that this
decision was made. We wanted to have the chance to share our farewell
with as many fans around the world as we could, and now is the right time
to do just that.
We went into this record knowing it would be the last, which is why we
chose to have Ryan Key and Ryan Mendez produce it. The motivation
behind this was to make sure these songs came from a place that was
deeply rooted in us. We wanted to push ourselves to create a lasting finale
for this incredible story on our own. It is also why we chose to self-title the
album. We were lucky to still have our friend and mentor, Neal Avron, on
board as Executive Producer and mixer and we’ve made one of the
strongest records of our career and a fitting final creative piece.
Once this final chapter for Yellowcard comes to a close, we will all be
heading in new directions in our lives, but these memories will never leave
us. We can only hope that the memories we have made together with you
will stay in your hearts as well. You have stood by us through all of the
highs and lows on this unbelievable journey.
We will be forever grateful to Yellowcard fans all over the world for the
opportunities you have given us. We have played shows for nearly two
decades on six continents, and had the chance to keep recording the music
we love year after year. While it is with sadness that we say goodbye, it is
with gratitude and amazement that we look back on a career we can be
proud of, and were so very lucky to have had.
Please come and join us on our last trip around the globe. We hope to
share this final record and tour with each and every one of you.
“I won’t be with you, but I won’t be far away and this is goodbye.”
-Ryan, Sean, Ryan, and Josh
YELLOWCARD’S LAST EVER TOUR DATES:
Dec-07 Amsterdam Netherlands Melkweg OZ
Dec-08 Cologne Germany Live Music Hall
Dec-09 Cologne Germany Live Music Hall
Dec-11 Bristol UK O2 Academy
Dec-12 Glasgow UK O2 ABC
Dec-14 Manchester UK O2 Ritz
Dec-15 London UK O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
Dec-17 Nottingham UK Rock City
Dec-18 Birmingham UK O2 Institute
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