March 11, 2016


Motion City Soundtrack Break Up

Chelsea Lauren/WireImage
Chelsea Lauren/WireImage

Minneapolis pop-rock band and Warped Tour veterans Motion City Soundtrack have called it quits. The news broke on Friday (March 11) with a simple note on their official website, one that promises an unknown future. Could this be an indefinate hiatus? It's probably too early to tell.

MCS had been a band for 19 years. They put out six studio albums, including 2005's beloved Commit This To Memory, which the band played in full on tour last year for its 10th anniversary.

Motion City Soundtrack wrote:

Hello, friends.

It has been a quiet winter for us. We’ve had some time at home after a very busy 2015. With this time, we’ve been able to think about the past, present, and future of Motion City Soundtrack. All of this thinking has lead to several conversations, and these conversations have lead us to a very bittersweet realization:

We have no idea what the future holds, but for now we are done.

Needless to say, we’re feeling all the feels - you may be as well. If so, or if you’ve ever been touched by our music, we ask you to come out and sing along with us one last time in 2016.

Please stay tuned for a very special final tour announcement on Monday. You can sign up to our email list HERE to be the first to hear the news. We really hope to see each and every one of you out there one more time.

Thanks for all the love over the years. It really means a lot to us - and it always will.

Josh, Justin, Jesse, Matt, and Tony

Turn that frown upside down and take our quiz: How Pop-Punk Are You? Then make sure to watch a vintage Fuse clip wherein the band discuss their humble beginnings: