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Thrice Announce Hiatus

Posted by - 10:33 AM on 11/21/11
Dustin from Thrice has posted a message on the band's web site discussing the hiatus the band will take after their upcoming spring tour. Read the full message in the replies.
From the BandI don’t know what the future looks like for Thrice, or for any of us individually. I do know that I would love to make more music in the future with them, as well as play some shows or short tours, but for the time being, I need to step out of the role of full time touring/recording musician, and will do so after this tour.
 
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10:35 AM on 11/21/11
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Thrice is not breaking up. If nothing has broken us up by now, I doubt anything ever could.
However, we will be taking a break from being a full-time band, and the upcoming tour in the Spring will be the last one for the foreseeable future.
Playing music for the past 13 years with Riley, Ed, and Teppei has been such a gift. We have been able to see the world, share music with thousands and thousands of people, and make records with a variety of talented and inspiring people. The four of us have been through many highs and lows and overcome them together. I value their friendship, and it has been a great priviledge to play alongside them for so long. They are truly an amazingly gifted group of people, and the ways we’ve grown together as people and musicians has been a joy to experience.
Along the way we have adapted to many changing situations, especially the growing families of both Teppei and myself, but it has been harder and harder for me with each step. I have three little girls now under the age of 5, and it is a huge strain on my family and I when I’m away for several weeks at a time. The way we’ve been doing things for a while is simply not sustainable for me anymore.
I don’t know what the future looks like for Thrice, or for any of us individually. I do know that I would love to make more music in the future with them, as well as play some shows or short tours, but for the time being, I need to step out of the role of full time touring/recording musician, and will do so after this tour. I will continue to make music in various capacities I’m sure, and continue in my work as a Worship Director at Mars Hill Church in Orange County.
I know this will be very disappointing news to many people, and for that I am truly sorry. The amount of support and love we’ve been given in our career is staggering and overwhelming. I know I’m biased, but I think we have the best fans in the world.
This upcoming tour should be a lot of fun. We are planning for it to be somewhat of a celebration of the last 13 years and I’m sure we’ll be breaking out a bunch of songs that have been buried in the archives. I hope to see you out there to celebrate with us.
I never expected to be able to do any of this, let alone do it for 13 years, with such amazing bandmates, such gifted and hard working crew and management, and such incredible and loyal fans.
Thank you all.

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10:35 AM on 11/21/11
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Good for them.

Didn't know Dustin was religious.
10:35 AM on 11/21/11
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such an inspirational band, wish them the best of luck
10:36 AM on 11/21/11
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What a downer
10:38 AM on 11/21/11
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Oof.
10:38 AM on 11/21/11
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Didn't know Dustin was religious.

Can't tell if serious.
10:39 AM on 11/21/11
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How is a man opting to spend more time with his wife and 3 young kids a downer?
10:40 AM on 11/21/11
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I think a lot of people definitely saw something like this coming, but it is still a massive bummer. Thrice will probably always be my favorite band, and they have been so incredibly inspirational to me in countless ways. I'm definitely interested to see what the other guys end up doing post-Thrice too. This band will be sorely missed.
10:40 AM on 11/21/11
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Good for them.

Didn't know Dustin was religious.
Did you ever listen to their lyrics? My goodness, the man talks about religion in almost every song.

For example, "Image of the Invisible" is literally how we're made in god's image.

"We all were lost now we are found
No one can stop us or slow us down
We are the named and we are known
We know that we'll never walk alone"

Look at every single song. I'm not religious, but I am a believer in Thrice.
10:40 AM on 11/21/11
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I'm so bummed but I can't say that I didn't see it coming. They're still the best.
10:41 AM on 11/21/11
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fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu uck
10:42 AM on 11/21/11
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I don't know what to say. It's sad, but completely understandable. They've put their families on the backburner to give us the glory that is Thrice. This will just make their return all the more amazing.
10:43 AM on 11/21/11
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I'm not religious, but I am a believer in Thrice.

Yep, that about sums me up as well.

After hearing Anthology in Major/Minor, I should've expected this. It sounds like such a "final" kind of song. Glad it's just a hiatus and not a full on break up. I'd be down to hear more of Dustin's solo stuff though.
10:43 AM on 11/21/11
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I don't blame them at all for wanting to take a break.

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