Yellowcard Preps Farewell Tour

Parting is such sweet sorrow: Pop-rock act Yellowcard is saying goodbye with a final album and a pretty much continous tour schedule for the rest of 2016 after almost 20 years making music.

Photo: Scott Salt / Download 2015
Download Festival, Donington Park, Derby, UK

Yellowcard put an announcement of the band’s imminent end on its website today. The statement doesn’t go into specifics for the breakup, stating generally that the members are ready to live their separate lives and that the demands of families, health and future made this the right time.

The new album will be a self-titled work which was produced by longtime collaborator Neal Avron and is available for pre-order now. The music video for the album’s single “Rest In Peace” was released today.

Right now the band is on the , which runs until Aug. 13. Yellowcard will also be at the  in Columbus, Ohio July 18.

After the Warped Tour is a series of headline dates, starting with  in San Antonio, Texas, Oct. 6. From there they are all around the country, with a run of seven consecutive shows in California in October. Towards the end of the run the Florida-born band will linger a bit in its home state, with the last U.S. show scheduled for the Orlando  at Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

Towards the end of the year Yellowcard has a number of December dates in Europe. The final performance for the band on the continent is in Birmingham, England, at  on Dec. 18. The group has said dates in Australia and Japan will be announced soon as well.

Often categorized as pop-punk, those old enough to remember the early 2000’s will remember just how ubiquitous the band’s single “Ocean Avenue” was. While uptempo style and high-pitched vocals were common during Yellowcard’s heyday, the band was known for its use of the violin in its pop songs.

Membership for the band has fluctuated over the years. The final lineup consists of Ryan Key on lead vocals and guitar, Sean Mackin on violin and vocals, Ryan Mendez holding down lead guitar and backing vocals, and Josh Portman on bass. Mackin is the only remaining founding member.

Here is the plan after the Warped Tour:

Oct. 06 – San Antonio, Texas, The Aztec Theatre
Oct. 07 – Austin, Texas, Scoot Inn
Oct. 08 – Dallas, Texas, Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
Oct. 09 – Houston, Texas, House Of Blues
Oct. 11 – Albuquerque, N.M., Sunshine Theater
Oct. 12 – Tempe, Ariz., The Marquee
Oct. 14 – Las Vegas, Nev., Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas
Oct. 15 – Santa Ana, Calif., The Observatory
Oct. 16 – San Diego, Calif., House Of Blues
Oct. 18 – Los Angeles, Calif., The Novo
Oct. 19 – Ventura, Calif., Majestic Ventura Theater
Oct. 21 – Santa Cruz, Calif., The Catalyst
Oct. 22 – San Francisco, Calif., The Regency Ballroom
Oct. 23 – Sacramento, Calif., Ace Of Spades
Oct. 25 – Portland, Ore., Roseland Theater
Oct. 26 – Seattle, Wash., The Showbox
Oct. 28 – Salt Lake City, Utah, The Complex
Oct. 29 – Denver, Colo., Summit Music Hall
Oct. 31 – Minneapolis, Minn., Mill City Nights
Nov. 02 – Milwaukee, Wis., The Rave
Nov. 03 – Chicago, Ill., House Of Blues
Nov. 04 – Chicago, Ill., House Of Blues
Nov. 05 – Detroit, Mich., The Fillmore Detroit
Nov. 07 – Boston, Mass., House Of Blues Boston
Nov. 09 – New York, N.Y., PlayStation Theater
Nov. 11 – Huntington, N.Y., The Paramount
Nov. 12 – Philadelphia, Pa., Electric Factory
Nov. 13 – Sayreville, N.J., Starland Ballroom
Nov. 15 – Baltimore, Md., Baltimore Soundstage
Nov. 17 – Charlotte, N.C., Fillmore Charlotte
Nov. 18 – Jacksonville, Fla., Maverick’s
Nov. 19 – Atlanta, Ga., Heaven At The Masquerade
Nov. 20 – Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Revolution Live
Nov. 22 – Lake Buena Vista, Fla., House Of Blues

VIP Presale tickets to the European shows are available now. The presales for the U.S. dates start June 27 and the general onsale is June 28 at 10 a.m. local time.

Head to to read the farewell statement in its entirety and to get the latest info on the tour.