Formed in 1997, the Tampa, Fla., band released its debut, Act of Depression, in 1999. In the past 15 years Underoath has toured six continents and put out a total of seven studio albums, including its most recent – 2010’s Ø (Disambiguation).
Underoath promises that details about the farewell tour will be announced next week. The excursion will feature fan favorite songs from throughout the band’s career.
The new album, titled Anthology 1999-2013, is due out Nov. 6 on Solid State Records. Just like the final tour, the album will include tracks from as early as Act of Depression up through Ø (Disambiguation).
The band has some goodbye quotes to share. First up is vocalist Spencer Chamberlain’s statement:
“It’s sad to say that we feel like it’s time to close this chapter, but we have never seen things more clearly. These have been the best years of my entire life, and I owe that to every single person who ever supported this band along the way. This wasn’t a quick decision by any means. It’s just time for us to move on.”
Here’s what keyboardist Chris Dudley wants to tell fans:
“Over the past decade or so of our lives, we have been able to live a dream traveling the world, playing music that excites us, and meeting more amazing people than we could have ever fathomed. This couldn’t be a more bittersweet moment for us. We have accomplished more, met more friends, seen more places and have just done more than we could have ever imagined, and we really wanted to just go out on the highest note possible. That’s why we have put together a group of great friends and musicians for what will be our final tour ever. We are taking every moment of this tour as an opportunity to say goodbye to you all, as well as celebrate what has taken place over all these years. The love we have and the debt of gratitude that we owe to all of you is not able to be measured in any way.”
And Chamberlain has one more thing to add:
“We don’t take this very lightly and it’s heartbreaking for all of us but all good things must come to an end. We love all of you and hope to see you again soon.”
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