For Today Announces Farewell Tour

Sioux City, Iowa-based metalcore band For Today broke the news Tuesday that it will soon be calling it quits. The group is saying goodbye to fans with a final tour that runs September to December.

For Today formed in 2005 and released its debut full-length effort, Ekklesia, in 2008. Its sixth and final LP, Wake, was released in 2015.

The current lineup features founding members Ryan Leitru and Brandon Leitru along with Mattie Montgomery and David Puckett.

“When we started this band in 2005, we never imagined that our music would make it out of Sioux City, Iowa, let alone take us all around the world multiple times,” the band said in a joint statement. “Our lives have been hugely impacted by the time we’ve spent making music and touring. We met our wives, had kids and moved to different states because of For Today. It’s been an incredible experience, but we feel like now is the time to close this chapter of our lives and move on. There’s no behind the scenes drama happening or disagreements between band members. We’re all still best friends and will continue to be long after the band is over.”

The farewell tour launches Sept. 14 in Iowa City, Iowa. The band has announced two legs of North American dates, along with a run of South American gigs. European gigs are being planned for Oct. 26 to Nov. 1.

This is how the routing currently stands:

Sept. 14 – Iowa City, Iowa, Blue Moose Tap House            
Sept. 15 – Indianapolis, Ind., The Emerson Theater
Sept. 16 – Cleveland, Ohio, Agora Theatre   
Sept. 17 – Shippensburg, Pa., Shippensburg Fairgrounds (Uprise Festival)  
Sept. 18 – Grand Rapids, Mich., The Intersection / The Stache       
Sept. 20 – Buffalo, N.Y., The Waiting Room           
Sept. 21 – Toronto, Ontario, Hard Luck Bar
Sept. 22 – Montreal, Quebec, La Tulipe        
Sept. 23 – Pawtucket, R.I., The Met
Sept. 24 – Lancaster, Pa., Chameleon
Sept. 25 – Sayreville, N.J., Starland Ballroom
Sept. 27 – Richmond, Va., Canal Club         
Sept. 28 – Greensboro, N.C., Arizona Pete’s            
Sept. 29 – Nashville, Tenn., Rocketown       
Sept. 30 – Birmingham, Ala., Zydeco
Oct. 1 – Tampa, Fla., The Orpheum  
Oct. 2 – Jacksonville, Fla., Murray Hill Theatre        
Oct. 4 – Pensacola, Fla., Vinyl Music Hall    
Oct. 5 – Houston, Texas, Scout Bar  
Oct. 6 – Corpus Christi, Texas, House Of Rock
Oct. 7 – Austin, Texas, Dirty Dog     
Oct. 8 – Tulsa, Okla., The Vanguard
Oct. 16 – Sao Paulo, Brazil, Clash Club        
Oct. 18 – Buenos Aires, Argentina, Uniclub
Oct. 20 – Santiago, Chile, Teatro Cariola      
Oct. 22 – Bogota, Colombia, Auditorio Lumiere      
Nov. 4 – Lawrence, Kan., Granada Theatre  
Nov. 5 – Denver, Colo., Summit Music Hall
Nov. 6 – Salt Lake City, Utah, The Complex           
Nov. 8 – Seattle, Wash., El Corazon
Nov. 9 – Portland, Ore., Hawthorne Theatre
Nov. 10 – Sacramento, Calif., Ace Of Spades
Nov. 11 – San Diego, Calif., SOMA San Diego
Nov. 12 – Pomona, Calif., The Glass House Concert Hall    
Nov. 13 – Anaheim, Calif., Chain Reaction  
Nov. 15 – Phoenix, Ariz., Joe’s Grotto Music Venue           
Nov. 16 – Albuquerque, N.M., Sunshine Theater     
Nov. 17 – Oklahoma City, Okla., 89th Street Collective      
Nov. 19 – San Antonio, Texas, The Korova  
Dec. 1 – Orlando, Fla., The Social     
Dec. 2 – Atlanta, Ga., Heaven At The Masquerade  
Dec. 3 – Charlotte, N.C., Charlotte’s Underground
Dec. 4 – Baltimore, Md., Baltimore Soundstage       
Dec. 6 – Philadelphia, Pa., Theatre Of Living Arts   
Dec. 7 – Worcester, Mass., Upstairs At The Palladium         
Dec. 8 – New York, N.Y., The Gramercy Theatre
Dec. 9 – Millvale, Pa., Mr. Small’s Theatre   
Dec. 10 – Columbus, Ohio, Newport Music Hall      
Dec. 11 – Pontiac, Mich., Crofoot Ballroom
Dec. 13 – Des Moines, Iowa, Wooly’s          
Dec. 14 – Minneapolis, Minn., The Cabooze
Dec. 15 – Chicago, Ill., Bottom Lounge       
Dec. 16 – St. Louis, Mo., The Ready Room
Dec. 18 – Dallas, Texas, The Door

VIP packages are available now, including a meet & greet, a farewell flag, silk-screened poster and a 3D laminate with lanyard. The general ticket onsale begin July 8. Visit for more information.