Since the release of their new album Underworld earlier this year, Tonight Alive have been on the road for the majority of 2018 playing shows in Australia including festival slots on the UNIFY and Good Things Festival run, as well as the final Cross Country Vans Warped Tour and it seems it has taken it’s toll on the band both physically and mentally.
This morning the band, consisting of Jenna McDougall, Matt Best, Cameron Adler and Jake Hardy announced they’ll be cancelling their international tour dates in January/February and will be taking a hiatus from touring overseas so they can get their lives back on track again. In the statement on Facebook, the band revealed:
“Dear Humans. It’s with heavy but knowing hearts that we have come to the decision to cancel our upcoming U.S. tour for Jan/Feb. 2019. Our touring schedule over the years has been demanding and truthfully the makeup of our entire reality. Reaching the end of a particularly turbulent year, we are seeing the need to address and prioritize our mental and physical health. So in the interest of personal well-being and professional longevity, Tonight Alive will be taking a hiatus from international touring.
We are treating this as a matter of the heart, mind, body and soul and hope you can accept our sincere apology to those we are letting down. Despite the intensities of 2017/18, we have continuously felt the love, connection and support from you all. Thank you for exploring and expressing yourselves so purely and fearlessly in the Underworld era.
We are inspired by you and immensely grateful for this chapter of memories. Please be kind to yourselves. We won’t be far away.”
Understandable too, when you’re on the road as much as any band who tours relentlessly, you have to push through your own emotional and physical battles in order to get the job done so to say and TA have been through quite a lot in the past year.
On December 8th, during their Good Things Festival set, their performance was cut short following the tragic death of a security guard who suffered a ‘medical episode’.
Despite the fact the band were not involved, they were present when the incident happened so it would have definitely affected them in some way, shape or form.
We wish the Tonight Alive gang all the best with getting their health back and track and look forward to what they do next.