The blog reports are true: Sub Pop Records has confirmed that Sleater-Kinney will be calling it a day after playing Lollapalooza in Chicago on August 4th. Read on for the official statement.
Dear esteemed friends and supporters of Sleater-Kinney:
I bring this information to you with a bit of heavy heart as all of us here at Sub Pop are exceptionally proud to have worked with Sleater-Kinney over the last couple of years. We were/are fans first and conspirators/supporters second, and we remain tremendously grateful for the opportunity to work with such inspired, motivated, enthused, fun, decent and thoughtful people.
They also managed to make one of the best rock records Sub Pop's ever released.
The statement below is directly from the band. Yes, it's brief, and no, they won't be doing any interviews.
"After eleven years as a band, Sleater-Kinney have decided to go on indefinite hiatus. The upcoming summer shows will be our last. As of now, there are no plans for future tours or recordings.
"We feel lucky to have had the support of many wonderful people over the years. We want to thank everyone who has worked with us, written kind words about us, performed with us, and inspired us.
"But mostly we want to extend our gratitude to our amazing fans. You have been a part of our story from the beginning. We could not have made our music without your enthusiasm, passion, and loyalty. It is you who have made the entire journey worthwhile."
With love and thanks,
The dates below will be your last chance to see the band. Avail yourself of the opportunity.
Jul 29 - Louisville,KY @ Mellwood Arts Center
Jul 31 - Philadelphia,PA @ Starlight Ballroom
Aug 1 - Washington,DC @ 930 Club
Aug 2 - New York City,NY @ Webster Hall
Aug 4 - Chicago,IL @ Lollapalooza (Grant Park)