Popular New Jersey rockers The Gaslight Anthem have in the last couple of hours announced via their Facebook page that the band is going to take a hiatus following their European Tour this Summer. The Gaslight Anthem’s European Tour includes high profile main stage appearances at the Reading and Leeds Festival August bank holiday double header, and also a very special show at London’s Shepherds Bush Empire with Against Me! The band have not given any details as to how long they may be on hiatus for. The band’s full statement can be read below:
We wanted to let everyone know that we’ll all be taking a break from The Gaslight Anthem after this next European tour in August. We’re all going to do other projects and stay active in some way or another, both in and out of music, but we’d like to step away from the band until we decide what we’d like to do next.
We’d like to recharge and take a step back until we have something we feel excited about rather than going right back to making a record just for the sake of making the next record. We all feel this is the best decision we can make and it feels like the right one for us.
Thank you to everyone who came out and supported our band for the last eight years and we’ll see you down the road!
With love and respect,
Brian, Benny, Alex and Alex.
For the latest updates please follow The Gaslight Anthem on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/thegaslightanthem. You can buy any remaining tickets for their London show at the following link https://www.o2shepherdsbushempire.co.uk/event/88753/the-gaslight-anthem-tickets.