Hardcore mainstays Trapped Under Ice have just announced plans to go on an extended hiatus following the conclusion of their current touring commitments. A full statement from the band’s official Facebook page can be read below:
“Hello World. TUI here. We’re writing to give everyone an update on the future of the band. Let’s get straight to the point: Beginning in August 2013, Trapped Under Ice is going on a pretty lengthy hiatus. We are NOT breaking up. This is by no means the end of TUI. We just decided that it was important to keep the band fresh and something the five of us enjoy. We don’t wanna spin the wheels for nothing and just write music because we feel like we have to. We don’t really feel right about just putting out another record for the sake of touring right now. So, while its still fun, we’re gonna go on a little break, do all our own things, then take it from there.
At this time, we just want to emphasize that TUI, as a band, and as people, all still love hardcore and punk music. We all play in other bands and still tour. More importantly, we’re five people who still love each other and love playing music together. None of that has changed. We’ve been around the world and back a couple times together and all grown a lot as individuals in this band. Made amazing friends and played with some of our favorite bands. We just wanted to keep it honest for people that have stuck with us through thick and thin over the years. There’s no beef, no drama. So anything you hear or read thats not in these paragraphs is 100% NOT true. After a lot of deliberation, we just all felt it was a good time to step back, take a breather, and get a fresh perspective on things.
So, with that being said, we aren’t going on hiatus just yet. We still have a bunch of shows in the next six months, including a California weekend, a show in Hawaii, United Blood (Richmond VA), New England Metal Fest (Mass), Groezrock in Belgium (our one and only mainland European show), a UK tour with our friends Backtrack, Canada, and shows in Baltimore and DC. Wrapping it up this summer at This Is Hardcore Fest in Philly, for what will be our last show for roughly a couple years (2015). We’d love for everyone to come out and have fun.
This beast isn’t dead, merely sleeping.
Signed Brad, Brendan, Sam, Justice, and Jared. – AKA Trapped Under Ice”
The band’s final UK shows before going on the aforementioned hiatus are listed below:
APRIL 29 – SOUTHAMPTON, Joiners
APRIL 30 – KINGSTON, The Peel
MAY 01 – BRIGHTON, Audio
MAY 02 – MANCHESTER, NQ Live
MAY 03 – GLASGOW, Classic Grand
MAY 04 – SHEFFIELD, Outbreak Festival
MAY 05 – BRISTOL, The Fleece
MAY 06 – PLYMOUTH, The White Rabbit
MAY 07 – LONDON, Camden Underworld
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