Band say their US tour in 2012 will be their 'last one for the foreseeable future'

Thrice have announced that they will be going on hiatus next year.

The California prog-punkers, who released their seventh studio album, ‘Major/Minor’ earlier this year, have said that their planned US tour for next year will be their “last for the foreseeable future”.

In a statement, frontman Dustin Kensrue said: “Thrice is not breaking up. If nothing has broken us up by now, I doubt anything ever could. However, we will be taking a break from being a full-time band, and the upcoming tour in the spring will be the last one for the foreseeable future. Playing music for the past 13 years with Riley, Ed, and Teppei has been such a gift. The four of us have been through many highs and lows and overcome them together.”

He continued: “Along the way we have adapted to many changing situations, especially the growing families of both Teppei and myself, but it has been harder and harder for me with each step and the way we’ve been doing things for a while is simply not sustainable for me anymore.”

He went on: “I don’t know what the future looks like for Thrice, or for any of us individually. I do know that I would love to make more music in the future with them, as well as play some shows or short tours, but for the time being, I need to step out of the role of full time touring/recording musician. I know this will be very disappointing news to many people, and for that I am truly sorry.”

You can read the full statement on the band’s official website Thrice.net.