Did Brand New confirm break-up on first night of their tour?

Current live dates are thought to be the band's last

Brand New appear to have confirmed their impending break-up with singer Jesse Lacey describing the band as “done” during their first gig of their new tour.

The New York rock band recently hinted at the news with a pair of new t-shirts that feature the dates 2000-2018 written on them. The group, which consists of Jesse Lacey (lead vocals, guitars), Vincent Accardi (guitars, backing vocals), Garrett Tierney (bass guitar), and Brian Lane (percussion), formed in 2000.

Jesse Lacey had previously suggested that the forthcoming record might be the group’s last.

Now earlier this week (June 28) in Salt Lake City, the singer introduced song ‘Sowing Season’ by saying “We’re done. Oh yeah, we’re done, and it makes nights like this all the more special so thanks for being here”.

Watch footage of the moment below.

At a live show in October, Lacey told the audience: “I’m gonna have a new daughter. We’ll hopefully have a record for you. I wanna tell you right here and now, this isn’t gonna last much longer, but it’s been so special for so long. For as long as it does last, we’re so grateful to you all for being here.”

Earlier this year, Brand New released new single ‘I Am a Nightmare’. The group previously announced their fifth album, the first since 2009’s ‘Daisy’, via a mysterious email sent to fans in January.

In 2015, the Long Island band shared their first song in six years, ‘Mene’, along with the statement, “A lot has gone on the last few weeks. Some writing, some recording, some new gear, some studio building.”