Man Overboard Put Things On Ice; Announce “Farewell For Now” Tour
We don’t need to be the ones to tell you that the pop-punk scene is thriving in 2016, so it may come as a bit of a surprise that the genre’s resident defenders have announced today that they’ll be going on an indefinite hiatus. New Jersey’s Man Overboard, who’ve always been a BLUNT favourite, have issued a statement and also announced a string of US tour dates, which will be their final shows before they depart from the scene like an angsty teen leaving their hometown.
Don’t go crying into your personal cheese pizza just yet. Speaking to Alternative Press, guitarist Justin Collier was quick to confirm that this announcement does not signify the end of the band, stating, “Nobody wants the band to end forever or break up forever. It’s not some crazy, tragic thing. We’re all still friends. I just think some bands fall off the radar and don’t do anything for a while – and that’s cool – but I think us not having toured for a while, we wanted to let people know these are going to be the last shows for a minute. Come out if you want; otherwise, we’ll see you down the road.”
Have a read of the band’s official statement below:
“We have spent the last 7+ years tirelessly building Man Overboard into something that we all love and are proud of, from booking our first tours and hand numbered copies of the Hung Up On Nothing EP to touring the world and making albums with producers we never thought we’d meet. We put our hearts and souls into this band because it’s something we believe in. Whether we were being detained in a desolate Russian train station after illegally trying cross the border to the Ukraine or walking off stage after a sold out show, our friendship and love for everything this band has afforded us is what makes us want to be a part of Man Overboard forever.
This band has been and will always be something that we hold close to our hearts, not only because it has transformed and shaped us as people but because of how we know how it has affected other people’s lives, be it in a large or small way. Joe Strummer said “Without people you’re nothing” and we know that the support of our friends, families and fans helped guide us to where we are today.
Our current plans are very few and will likely remain that way for a while. Don’t read into it. Don’t think it’s something it’s not. This Spring we will be playing eight shows in the United States. Farewell for now.”
Man Overboard US Tour Dates
Fri Apr 8th – Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction
Sat Apr 9th- San Francisco, CA – Bottom of The Hill
Sun Apr 10th – Los Angeles, CA – Los Globos
Thu Apr 14th – Worcester, MA – Palladium Upstairs
Fri Apr 15th – New York, NY – Webster Hall
Sat Apr 16th – Baltimore, MD – Otto Bar
Sun Apr 17th – Philadelphia, PA – TLA