The boys from Welsh hardcore group Funeral for a Friend have unfortunately announced they will be heading to Australia next year, but under sad circumstances. They’ve revealed to fans they’ll be calling it quits after 15 years together.
In a statement on their Facebook page, they guys said:
Today we announce the end of Funeral for a Friend. Yes, the end. We’ve had an amazing ride, met an insane amount of people, toured countries we’d never even dreamed we’d get to see and made music together that in some crazy way has been responsible for taking us on that ride for well over a decade.
When we started this band the only hope and aspirations we had was to write music that we loved, play some shows and maybe make a record…we’ve surpassed that in so many ways, achieving three gold records along the way. It’s grown to be a huge part of our lives but like the saying goes all good things must end and we’ve come to the end of the line. We’ve had many curveballs thrown at us over the last fifteen years, some we’ve managed to avoid and others that quite nearly derailed us but we’ve always said to each other that when it’s time for this to end then we end it on our own terms, no one else’s. So there we go, one chapter closes and another opens and life goes on.
To commemorate our band we’re playing one very last run of shows performing ‘Hours‘ one night and ‘Casually Dressed‘ the following night alongside songs from our other records and EP’s. It only seems fitting that we make these shows something pretty special. These will be an incredible amount of fun so we hope you can join us for one last crazy ride.
Devastating news for fans f the group who were amongst some of the earliest hardcore groups which helped pave the way for the genre across the globe. Get your tissues ready and prepare yourself for a rather emo-tional night as we say goodye at the Funeral for Funeral for a Friend.
Tickets will go On Sale 9am Friday September 18th right here
Until next time, rock the fuck out