Smith Westerns announce ‘indefinite hiatus’

Band calling it a day after releasing three albums

Smith Westerns frontman Cullen Omori has announced that the band will go on ‘indefinite hiatus’ following a gig in their hometown of Chicago on December 23.

The glam rock group formed in 2007, going on to record three well-received albums, the most recent of which, ‘Soft Will’, was released last year.

Omori revealed the news in a series of Twitter posts, saying he was “super grateful” for everything the band achieved, though he wished “some things recently could’ve changed”.

“Definitely going to be an end of an era at Schubas on the 23rd. If you’re fan and live in Chicago I would suggest getting a ticket,” posted Omori.

“Can’t stress anymore that the 23rd at Schubas is the last official show before we go on indefinite hiatus

“It’s been a cool 7 years and I’m super grateful for everything. Wish some things recently could’ve changed but the 23rd is a last hurrah!”

Omiri did go on, however, to cryptically post that the band might have a “surprise for New York”.