Augustines Say ‘Farewell’

Turns out the proverbial “end of the road” really will be the conclusion of the highway for the Augustines.  The New York City-based band announced that its 2016 European tour dates will be group’s farewell live appearances.

Photo: Courtesy: Todd Howe for “Rise”

As far as bands go it’s been a short run for Augustines.  Formed in 2010, the band released three albums, ranging from the Rise Ye Sunken Ships 2011 debut LP to 2016’s This Is Your Life. Augustines’ self-title second album arrived in 2014.  Todd Howe’s film Rise: Story Of Augustines” gets a “proper” release next year.

Augustines’ Billy McCarthy, Eric Sanderson and Rob Allen posted the news of the band’s farewell tour via Facebook this morning.

Dear friends, family and fans,

With a heavy heart, we are writing you today to let everyone know that our upcoming fall tour will be our last.  Despite the news, we are looking forward to the tour and having an opportunity to sing with you together, the band’s fourth and loudest member, one last time.

The truth is that the road is very challenging for artists in the modern age.  It was only through your tireless support that the good ship, Augustines, has kept sailing since we met you in 2011.  We are proud to say that within the confines of our band we never argued and always enjoyed each other and found joy in the process of making music, touring the world and spending time together.  That makes this decision even more difficult.

It’s early days still and there are things to look forward to.  Our story has been documented in Todd Howe’s film which will be released in 2017.  We will be around to celebrate this film, its story and to support Todd’s work that you’ve brilliantly made possible.  Our story will indeed live on and we are proud to have been part of it.

The message also said fans will be able to keep in touch with Augustines via each member’s social media sites as well as through the We Are Augustines fan page.  The band thanked fans for their support and promised they’ll still be around long after the tour concludes.

Here are the final show dates for Augustines:

Sept. 27 – Munich, Germany, Backstage
Sept. 28 – Heidelberg, Germany, Karlstorbahnhof
Sept. 30 – Dortmund, Germany, Way Back When Festival
Oct. 1 – Leipzig, Germany, UT Connewitz
Oct. 2 – Erlangen, Germany, E-Werk
Oct. 4 – Hamburg, Germany, Uebel & Gefährlich
Oct. 5 – Berlin, Germany, Huxleys Neue Welt
Oct. 7 – Graz, Austria, General Musik Direktion
Oct. 8 – Zurich, Switzerland, Bogen F
Oct. 9 – Fribourg, Switzerland, Fri-Son
Oct. 10 – Paris, France, La Boule Noire
Oct. 12 – Brussels, Belgium, Rotonde
Oct. 13 – Rotterdam, Rotown
Oct. 14 – Amsterdam, Netherlands, Paradiso Nord
Oct. 16 – Brighton, England, Concorde 2
Oct. 17 – Bristol, England, SWX Bristol
Oct. 18 – London, England, O2 Academy Brixton
Oct. 20 – Birmingham, England, The Rainbow
Oct. 21 – Sheffield, England, The Plug
Oct. 23 – Leeds, England, Stylus
Oct. 24 – Newcastle upon Tyne, England, University of Newcastle upon Tyne
Oct. 25 – Edinburgh, Scotland, Liquid Rooms
Oct. 27 – Glasgow, Scotland, Saint Luke’s
Oct. 28 – Belfast, Northern Ireland, The Belfast Empire Music Hall
Oct. 29 – Dublin, Ireland, Button Factory
Oct. 31 – Liverpool, England, O2 Academy Liverpool

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