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After 11 Years, For Today Are Calling It Quits

For Today

Resident chuggers for Christ For Today have announced that they’ll be calling time on the band after just over a decade together. Even if you’re not familiar with their music, you may have seen the Iowa metalcore group make headlines in the past for their homophobic Twitter rants (which suggested there is “no such thing as a gay Christian”), subsequently leading to the departure of guitarist Mike Reynolds back in 2013, as well as discrepancies between members about following Jesus which saw guitarist Samuel Penner fired from the lineup.

While Australia doesn’t feature in the mix, For Today will be embarking on a lengthy headline tour throughout the US, South America and Europe, which begins in their hometown on September 14th and wraps up in Chicago in mid December.

Read the band’s official statement below:

“After over 11 years as a band, six full-length albums and one EP, we have decided to make 2016 the last year of For Today.

When we started this band in 2005, we never imagined that our music would make it out of Sioux City, Iowa, let alone take us all around the world multiple times. Our lives have been hugely impacted by the time we’ve spent making music and touring. We met our wives, had kids, and relocated to different states because of For Today.

It’s been an incredible experience, but we feel like now is the time to close this chapter of our lives and move on. There’s no behind-the-scenes drama happening or disagreements between band members. We’re all still best friends and will continue to be long after the band is over.

We want to thank everybody who has made this possible, especially the fans who have kept us going for so many years. That’s why we’re excited to announce that we’re doing an extensive farewell tour, hitting all our favorite cities in the country, as well as some international dates.

Come hang out with us one last time and let’s make these last shows some that we’ll never forget!”

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