Teenage Kicks have broken up, will be playing farewell show


Teenage Kicks have broken up and have posted about playing a farewell show on their Facebook page. You can see a statement from the band below.

I’m sad to announce that as of today Jeff and I will no longer be continuing Teenage Kicks. Enough bands have broken up recently that I don’t need to bore you with the semantics of the music industry or the hardships of being a musician in 2015, so we’ll skip past that. Just know that we tried incredibly hard to make this work, and to those who have supported us over the last five years we thank you one hundred times over. We never wandered from who we are or what we wanted this band to be, so in that we were successful. We made the record we wanted to make, and in doing so we bucked the trends. You can always trust that we’ll stay true. I’ll keep playing music, and so will Jeff, it’s just going to be in a different vehicle. We’ve gotten to do some incredible things in this band and for all of that we’re incredibly thankful. I’m going to be 30 in a couple of months, which means I’ve been at this for 15 years and with any luck I’ll be at it for 15 more.

We will only be playing two final shows. The first of which is on Saturday, April 11th at The Horseshoe, but instead of a boring Kicks set we’ll be playing Weezer’s Pinkerton in its entirety (http://tinyurl.com/kickspink). Our close friends Brian and Brent from Thought Beneath Film will be joining us to make it happen. We’ve been practicing for two months already so if you love this record as much as we do it’s going to be a great night.

The second show is on Saturday, May 23rd at The Horseshoe with the original Teenage Kicks line-up of myself, Jeff, Pat and Cam (http://tinyurl.com/finalkicks). I’ve made no secret of my disdain for reunions and anniversary tours, so if you’d like to see the band play one last time (at our favorite venue) this will be your chance to do so and we’ll be playing “all the hits”. Tickets for both shows are the same low price they’ve been for all of our hometown headline shows, $10, and they go on sale this Thursday. They’ll go quick so don’t sleep on it.

Thanks again, and maybe we’ll win next time.

Pete + Jeff (and Cam, and Pat, and Christian, and Keegan, and the eight drummers who played with us over the last 12 months)

ps, ultimate thanks go out to Adam Kreeft and Stacey Kerslake who worked their butts off to try and make this band a success.

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