Band's future in doubt after announcement

Hope Of The States have announced their intention to not to play live again at the Carling Weekend: Leeds Festival last night (August 25).

The band who were playing the NME/ Radio 1 Tent, told BBC 3‘s Colin Murray through their management that this weekend’s festival appearances “would be their last live performances”.

Fans started paying tribute to the band after hearing the news leaving posts on the group’s Myspace.com/hopeofthestatesofficial

Hope Of The States have released two albums, this year’s ‘Left’ and debut ‘The Lost Riots’

The band were rocked during the recording of the latter when founding guitarist Jimmi Lawrence committed suicide in January 2004 at the studio, near Bath, where the record was being made.

The group’s immediate plans are currently unclear, but they are still expected to play their slot at the Carling Weekend: Reading Festival tomorrow (August 27).