Holding a strong and illustrious fifteen year career, Welsh post-hardcore legends Funeral For A Friend have announced that after a final headline tour across Australia, Europe and the UK at the beginning of next year, aptly titled the ‘Last Chance To Dance’ tour, they will be calling it a day. You can read a statement regarding their decision to split up below:
“It’s the natural end. We’ve done everything we set out to do and way more than I could ever have hoped so I’m not upset that it’s run its course. We all felt that ‘Chapter And Verse’ was a pretty decent full stop on an incredible fourteen and half years of making music together.
So, how do you celebrate a huge part of your life? You play some shows! For me it seemed obvious to go out with both ‘Hours’ and ‘Casually Dressed…’ I feel that both those records distill what Funeral is to a whole load of people more definitively than just piecing together a set from all the records we’ve made. It seems to me that those are the records that matter most, and ‘Hours’ to me is my proudest achievement in music with Funeral. I don’t know why, but it fills me with an overwhelming sense of pride.”
As explained in their above statement, the band will be playing two dates at each city back-to-back; the first performing debut album ‘Casually Dressed & Deep In Conversation’ in full, and the other performing sophomore full-length ‘Hours’ in its entirety. You can find all dates of the band’s final ever UK tour listed below:
APRIL 05 – CARDIFF, Y Plas *
APRIL 06 – CARDIFF, Y Plas ^
APRIL 08 – MANCHESTER, The Ritz *
APRIL 09 – MANCHESTER, The Ritz ^
APRIL 10 – GLASGOW, O2 ABC *
APRIL 11 – GLASGOW, O2 ABC ^
APRIL 13 – BIRMINGHAM, The Institute *
APRIL 14 – BIRMINGHAM, The Institute ^
APRIL 15 – LONDON, O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire *
APRIL 16 – LONDON, O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire ^
* = Funeral For A Friend will perform ‘Hours’ in its entirety
^ = Funeral For A Friend will perform ‘Casually Dressed & Deep In Conversation’ in its entirety
Support acts for the tour are yet to be announced.
Founder & Editor for DEAD PRESS! | Atheist and antitheist. | Judge of the quick & the dead since 1989.