Some news makes us sad at Scribes Of Metal, UK rock band The Blackout have announced they are calling it a day! After 10 years, relentless touring, 4 albums and a smattering of awards, we have yet another tragic story of a band unable to be a viable product in the industry.
It's becoming all too comonplace for bands with established (and still growing) fans bases to have to draw the line under a chapter in their careers that a few years ago would be flourishing, in an industry that quickly needs a radical shake-up or at least a hearty slap round the face, things have got to change if we want to see a new cream of bands able to continue.
The Blackout have given the following statement about the sad news, citing sustainability as the reason for the decision:
There’s no point in dancing around the subject, so we’ll cut right to the chase. We regret to announce that Wolves will be the final release by The Blackout. Unfortunately we have come to the conclusion we are unable to sustain this band anymore, and we feel the time is right to bring it to a close. This is the hardest decision we have ever had to make as a band, and although we do it with heavy hearts, we also do with our heads held high. We are all extremely proud of Wolves, and are eternally grateful to each and every one of you who helped it get made. We said that it would not exist without your support, and we honestly mean that. We achieved more than we ever dreamed of when we started this band, and we take with us memories, relationships and friends that will last the rest of our lives. We have always said that we’d be nothing without the people who came to the shows, who stood out in the rain, who camped out overnight and we want to thank you, all of you, for making the last ten years so special for us. Whether you came to one show or one hundred, your passion and support has been humbling and life changing. We play our farewell shows in March 2015, these will be the last shows we will play as a band. Unfortunately, these shows will only be in the UK. There are no plans for anything more for The Blackout, so we hope you would like to come and party with us for the final time.
Once again, thank you for helping us live out our dreams.
The band aren't going to just quietly lay down and die though, they have also announced a farewell tour consisting of 5 shows spread over the UK which are sure to be one hell of a party before the blackout (see what I did there?).
Tickets are priced at £13, go on sale Wednesday 3rd December, with details as follows:
2015 Farewell Shows
Mon 23 March Asylum, Birmingham TICKETS
Tues 24 March Koko, London TICKETS
Wed 25 March Academy 3, Manchester TICKETS
Thu 26 March King Tuts, Glasgow TICKETS
Sat 28 March Leisure Centre, Merthyr Tydfil TICKETS