The Gaslight Anthem to ‘take a break and step away from the band’ at end of European tour

Band say they don't want to record another album 'for the sake of it'

The Gaslight Anthem have announced that they’ll “take a break” from the band after their upcoming tour comes to an end.

The band are set to tour Europe in August, supporting 2014’s ‘Get Hurt’. However, a message posted to the group’s official Facebook page states it will be their last activity for foreseeable future.

The statement reads: “We wanted to let everyone know that we’ll all be taking a break from The Gaslight Anthem after this next European tour in August. We’re all going to do other projects and stay active in some way or another, both in and out of music, but we’d like to step away from the band until we decide what we’d like to do next.”

Band added that they didn’t want to make another album “just for the sake” of it.

The statement continues: “We’d like to recharge and take a step back until we have something we feel excited about rather than going right back to making a record just for the sake of making the next record. We all feel this is the best decision we can make and it feels like the right one for us.

“Thank you to everyone who came out and supported our band for the last eight years and we’ll see you down the road!”

NMEPress

The US band’s fifth album ‘Get Hurt’ was released in August 2014, reaching Number Four in the UK Albums Chart.

The band stated last year that the album was inspired by frontman Brian Fallon’s divorce from his wife of 10 years.

“Sometimes, I don’t even know how it happened. I don’t even know how it got like this,” said Fallon of the break-up. “All I know is that it did. And I now have to figure out: What do I do now?”
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