January 29, 2016


Man Overboard Announces Hiatus, Farewell Tour

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Man Overboard, longtime defenders of pop-punk, will go on hiatus following more than seven years together. But don't worry! They will play a series of goodbye gigs.

The band shared the following comment:

"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."

Bummer. While you're not palm-muted power chords on the mind, click through our list of the 9 most adorable dads in pop-punk. Check out the tour dates below:

April 7 – San Diego, CA – Soma
April 8 – Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction
April 9 – San Francisco, CA – Bottom of The Hill
April 10 – Los Angeles, CA – Los Globos W/ Forever Came Calling, Souvenirs and Such A Mess
April 14 – Worcester, MA – Palladium Upstairs
April 15 – New York, NY – Webster Hall W/ Watermedown and Gin War
April 16 – Baltimore, MD – Otto Bar
April 17 – Philadelphia, PA – TLA W/ Microwave, Watermedown and Gin War