I found Motion City Soundtrack in college. Like a lot of people, “Commit This To Memory” was my introduction to the Minnesota pop punk band. I liked them immediately, thanks to catchy guitar and synth riffs. But the lyrics made me a true fan. Self-deprecation, self-medication, self-destruction – an admission of how our generation copes – laid bare for all to hear.
Now, after almost 20 years and 6 studio albums, Motion City Soundtrack announced Friday they are calling it quits.
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. Click the link in our bio to sign up to our email list and 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
Justin (guitars, vocals) released a video today for the fans thanking them for their support and announcing the “So long, farewell” tour.
Here are the tour dates:
5/5 Portland, OR Roseland
5/6 Seattle, WA The Showbox
5/8 Sacramento. CA Ace of Spades
5/9 San Francisco, CA The Regency
5/11 Anaheim, CA House of Blues
5/12 Los Angeles, CA Belasco
5/14 San Diego, CA House of Blues
5/15 Phoenix, AZ Press Room
5/17 Austin, TX Emo’s
5/18 Dallas, TX Gas Monkey Live
5/19 Houston, TX Numbers
5/21 Lawrence. KS Granada
5/22 Des Moines. IA Wooly’s
6/2 Omaha, NE Slowdown
6/3 St. Louis, MO The Pageant
6/4 Indianapolis, IN Deluxe
6/5 Detroit, MI St Andrew’s
6/7 Toronto, ON The Phoenix Concert Theater
6/8 Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Smalls
6/10 Washington, DC 930 Club
6/11 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory
6/12 Boston. MA Paradise Rock Club
6/15 Hartford, CT Webster
6/16 New York, NY Irving Plaza
6/18 Wantagh, NY Jones Beach Amphitheater
6/20 Cleveland, OH House of Blues
6/22 Milwaukee, WI The Rave
6/24 Minneapolis, MN Varsity Theater
8/6 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom
(a few more dates to come)
Thanks for all the music, lads.