The indie legends say goodbye...
Guided By Voices have announced details of their farewell tour.
As previously reported, the indie legends are to split after almost 20 years.
The band have announced that the release in August of ‘Half Smiles Of The Decomposed’ will be their last album.
The group will tour the album later this year, with a final show scheduled to take place at The Metro in Chicago on December 31.
The tour visits:Boston Paradise (September 9)
Philadelphia Theater of the Living Arts (10)
Washington 9:30 Club (11)
Carrboro Cats Cradle (28)
Athens 40 Watt Club (29)
Houston Engine Room (October 1)
Austin Stubb’s (2)
Dallas Gypsy Ballroom (3)
Columbus Al Rosa Villa (21)
Newport Southgate House (22)
Cleveland Beachland Ballroom (23)
Bloomington Bluebird (25)
Detroit Majestic Theatre (26)
San Diego Canes (November 11)
Los Angeles Henry Fonda Theater (12)
San Francisco Fillmore (13)
Portland Berbatis (15-16)
Seattle Neumos (17)
New York Irving Plaza (December 3-4)
Orlando Beacham Theatre (12)
Chicago Metro (December 30/31)
Bandmember Robert Pollard said: “This feels like the last album for Guided By Voices. I’ve always said that when I make a record that I’m totally satisfied with as befitting a final album, then that will be it. And this is it.”
‘Half Smiles Of The Decomposed’ is the band’s 15th full-length studio release. It is possible that Pollard will continue as a solo artist.
He added: “I love the guys in the band, but I’m getting too old to be a gang leader. There’s a sense of maturity, and even integrity, I think, in continuing as one’s own self.”