Not long after a solo set at Newport Folk Festival over the weekend, Brian Fallon and the Gaslight Anthem have announced an indefinite hiatus from making music together.
In a post on their official Facebook page, the band revealed the news, saying that after their European tour that runs through the end of August (with one more U.S. date remaining: Aug. 1's Gathering of the Vibes in Bridgeport, Connecticut), they'll take a break to regroup before deciding how to proceed.
The band's message to its fans:
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.
The Gaslight Anthem released their fifth album, titled Get Hurt, in August 2014. The record was their second best on the U.S. albums chart, peaking at No. 4, compared to 2012's Handwritten, which hit No. 3 and featured their best-performing song in "45," a No. 11 on the alternative rock chart.