The Virgins announce split

The New York band have called it a day after two albums and seven years

The Virgins announce split
The Virgins have announced their split.

The New York based band, who formed in 2006, will now no longer be embarking on their European tour, which was set for 2014. Tickets will be refunded at point of purchase. Lead singer Donald Cumming made a statement regarding the break-up.

He commented: "There's nothing I'd hoped to do with The Virgins that we haven't done. It's been an incredible experience and I want to thank everyone who was a part of it, but now it's time to move on. I'll see you in my dreams."

The Virgins released their debut, self-titled album in 2008 and followed it earlier this year with 'Strike Gently', which came out on Julian Casablancas' Cult Records label. It was Cult Records' first ever release. At the time, Casablancas said of the band: "When I first saw the Virgins I was psyched there was such a rad new band from NYC. Donald's such an awesome guy and it's great to meet someone who's such a true artist. I think they've made a classic record and we're really excited they chose to work with us."

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