Thrice to go on hiatus
2011-11-21 by Adam Thomas STAFF | 127 Comments

After over a decade of making music together, Thrice will be going on hiatus after their upcoming spring tour. The hiatus is due to the band's commitments to their growing families and no longer being able to juggle them with the touring lifestyle. Vocalist/Guitarist Dustin Kensrue explains their reasoning in full in a letter to fans at http://www.thrice.net/post/13115093663/an-announcement-from-dustin.

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fish.
Contributing Reviewer
November 21st 2011

21538 Comments


oh come on, yours was posted last *butthutt*
: (

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KrissWatts
November 21st 2011

96 Comments


Damn...

Pharoh
November 21st 2011

3326 Comments


sad day for music

year of the thrice

BloodSweatandBeers
November 21st 2011

999 Comments


better call that artist an ambulance

Deathcar
November 21st 2011

1534 Comments


*Half of Sputnik kills themselves*

pizzamachine
November 21st 2011

12571 Comments


2011 keeps getting better! :D

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
November 21st 2011

21538 Comments


yeah, bummer, but hopefully they'll come back soon enough

Timmons
November 21st 2011

561 Comments


i swear a lot of bands have broken up this year!

thediamondcanopy
November 21st 2011

510 Comments


fucking nooooo! D:

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
November 21st 2011

21538 Comments


break up =/= hiatus

eternium
November 21st 2011

16304 Comments


Hiatus doesn't mean that they're done.

Glad I saw them on the tour though. They deserve a break.

Scoot
November 21st 2011

17670 Comments


looks like the band was really under an....

ILLUSION OF SAFETY

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zxlkho
November 21st 2011

3460 Comments


My guess is that they'll be touring again about this time next year.

whywontyoudie
November 21st 2011

3063 Comments


Glad I got to see them last month. I expect that they'll be making music again in a couple years.

BloodSweatandBeers
November 21st 2011

999 Comments


"looks like the band was really under an....

ILLUSION OF SAFETY"

whichll turn them all into BEGGARS

Aids
Contributing Reviewer
November 21st 2011

23798 Comments


the post by Dustin is pure class. I love that guy.

and yeah, hiatus =/= break-up, but part of me thinks that this is it =( oh well at least I got to see them live.

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AsoTamaki
November 21st 2011

2525 Comments


Hiatus = "we're done, but we don't wanna upset the fans too much right away. They'll slowly come to grips with it during the next 5 years."



Athom
Staff Reviewer
November 21st 2011

17189 Comments


that's a really shitty pun

eternium
November 21st 2011

16304 Comments


Or they'll be like, "Hey guys, remember that time we made music together and went to places all around the world? Yeah, I kind of miss that."

BloodSweatandBeers
November 21st 2011

999 Comments


its ok redsky you can cry
its ok

mxbrady
November 21st 2011

908 Comments


Nooooooo! Fuck.
Have they announced their spring tour? If they don't play near me I'm probably gonna kill them, or something.

patod92
November 21st 2011

32 Comments


if another one of my favorite bands breaks up or fucking "goes on hiatus" this year i'm going to lose my fucking mind.

ZippaThaRippa
November 21st 2011

2415 Comments


Or you could kill yourself

FelixCulpa
November 21st 2011

1236 Comments


An understandable reason. Kinda sucks though, I REALLY want to see them live. Hopefully their spring tour feature some kind of tour of europe.

YouthCat
November 21st 2011

261 Comments


This is understandable, but I really hate it. They better come through Canada on this spring tour.

DeadBeat
November 21st 2011

529 Comments


I don't really care about this

Wolfhorde
November 21st 2011

12051 Comments


"looks like the band was really under an....

ILLUSION OF SAFETY"
lol.

jmh886
November 21st 2011

788 Comments


oh i dreaded this day. thanks for the inspiration fellas. i would not be where i am today without your music. heres to hoping you have more music to offer the world in the future.

Ignimbrite
November 21st 2011

5289 Comments


Well, fuck me

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
November 21st 2011

49736 Comments


whatever

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LimbsandJoints
November 21st 2011

193 Comments


Oh i have longed for the day when a band that isn't that great declares a hiatus to gather attention for themselves that an album release couldn't possibly do. I will weep many a tear tonight and possibly pass out on my cock shaped pillow. I may not even have the energy to masturbate or write in my diary. Damn this pain!!

MO
November 21st 2011

18171 Comments


lol

Rev
November 21st 2011

9371 Comments


Fuckkkkkkkkk

Metamorphosis
November 21st 2011

420 Comments


I knew this was coming. I'm so glad I saw them before this happened in case they do call it quits. Extraordinarily grateful for this band existing.

scissorlocked
November 21st 2011

3508 Comments


shit... never saw 'em live

at least they're gone with no bad albums and shitty breakup statements

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Strider
November 21st 2011

4598 Comments


Well, at least they released an awesome album before the hiatus. pity I didn't get to see them before though


botb
November 21st 2011

9517 Comments


: ((((((((

spillingmercury
November 21st 2011

877 Comments


stop talking about this as if they're done as a band forever.

They're not done until I see them live okay so shut up.

nash1311
November 21st 2011

1754 Comments


Based off of his post I'd assume they dont get back together permanently. They may make some more music together, but he seems to feel family > music at this point (which is good) and I don't imagine that would change. I hope they tour nearby

IrishJay91
November 21st 2011

688 Comments


aw shit. hopefully the spring tour come around here.

captaincrunch11
November 21st 2011

1198 Comments


This means that Poison the Well should come out of hiatus. Even tho that makes no sense.

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
November 21st 2011

49736 Comments


I really never understood the appeal of Thrice

nash1311
November 21st 2011

1754 Comments


^ I will agree that I dont think this band is as good as everyone else on here, BUT, they are good nonetheless

Tyrael
November 21st 2011

20697 Comments


THERE IS A GOD!

Lambda
November 21st 2011

2405 Comments


Well this sucks- it's a fair reason, though..... hopefully they'll make more music together soon

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Nikkolae
November 21st 2011

4746 Comments


well i'll be damned /:

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Crysis
Staff Reviewer
November 21st 2011

16242 Comments


nice

someguest
November 21st 2011

20220 Comments


how will I LIVE AT THE HOUSE OF BLUES without them

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AsoTamaki
November 21st 2011

2525 Comments


I would have been far more upset if this happened in 2007 or so.

Intheayer
November 21st 2011

79 Comments


They had the best discography in the biz. RIP

AmericnZero02
November 21st 2011

3329 Comments


Fine by me, their last couple albums were snoozefests.

afergusonart
November 21st 2011

220 Comments


welp. hopefully they'll be back asap

Scoot
November 21st 2011

17670 Comments


how will i BEST BUY CD SAMPLER without them?

FearThyEvil
November 21st 2011

12180 Comments


This really sucks. I was just getting into them. Hopefully they return soon because I want to see them live.

kovacs
November 21st 2011

8 Comments


dammit. I just got really into Alexisonfire when they announced they were splitting, and I've been listening to Thrices back catalogue pretty much non-stop over the past month and now this happens.

Going on that form, prepare for some bad news about Letlive....

defjaw83
November 21st 2011

1765 Comments


They deserve a break to be fair, but damn Thrice why can't you be superhumanz and write nonstop 4eva

DinoX
November 21st 2011

3582 Comments


god dammit noooooooo

kingjulian
November 21st 2011

1297 Comments


Ed and Riley should totally start an instrumental side project. Riley's demos that he posts on bandcamp are sick.

I'm just happy they're not (potentially) going out with a whimper. Major/Minor rules.

killrobotmusic
November 21st 2011

670 Comments


glad i got to see them this fall. didn't necessarily see this coming but it isn't a surprise, glad that they're seeing the bigger picture with their families.

Athom
Staff Reviewer
November 21st 2011

17189 Comments


saying Thrice is a christian band is like saying the beatles are a christian band because of "let it be"

InFiction
November 21st 2011

3635 Comments


It sucks but I'm confident they'll be back.

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DiceMan
November 21st 2011

7068 Comments


Cause Thrice only has one song about jesus just like the beatles.


Lets just ignore their other songs.

iambandersnatch
November 21st 2011

1464 Comments


I like Thrice but I think it's good. Beggars and Major/Minor were a little too similar for my liking, they need a break to let their sound take a new direction when they come back.

iambandersnatch
November 21st 2011

1464 Comments


p.s. saying thrice is a christian band is also like saying Red and Deas Vail are christian bands, just because they have some songs that have super vague lyrics that can be construed that way or have been on a christian label before. Except with Thrice the argument is even less convincing.

Metamorphosis
November 21st 2011

420 Comments


I'm sorry that Thrice couldn't completely redefine their genre for the seventh time, snatch.

paxman
November 21st 2011

4084 Comments


Damn it. My favorite band.

ILJ
November 21st 2011

6613 Comments


I was going to post this myself, but I had class.

Sucks. Just as I was starting to dig them.

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ThePac
November 21st 2011

219 Comments


fuck

iambandersnatch
November 21st 2011

1464 Comments


"I'm sorry that Thrice couldn't completely redefine their genre for the seventh time, snatch."

they spoiled me, what can i say

theacademy
November 21st 2011

28213 Comments


sputnik is a little colder today

Rowan5215
November 21st 2011

24415 Comments


Sweet Jesus this sucks. The only consolation is that maybe they'll be back in a couple of years. GODDAMNIT

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Yazz_Flute
November 21st 2011

18764 Comments


I support their decision.

Interesting now that they left us with Anthology. Well I mean Disarmed was the closer but still.

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Metamorphosis
November 21st 2011

420 Comments


"they spoiled me, what can i say"

Truth.

fuckzack
November 21st 2011

20 Comments


My exact reaction: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=umDr0mPuyQc

Josh D.
November 21st 2011

13967 Comments


Good riddance.

Yazz_Flute
November 21st 2011

18764 Comments


Now I'm going to be fucking anxious waiting for their spring tour dates to drop.

AgentZero
November 21st 2011

321 Comments


^This (Yazz comment). So sad.

Ire
November 21st 2011

41744 Comments


noooooooo : (

North0House2
November 21st 2011

5795 Comments


That's surprising.

Don't really care though. I never got into these guys.
They were really talented. Hopefully it's not a perma-hiatus.

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Oceanus
November 21st 2011

877 Comments


Hmm.

InAbsentia
November 21st 2011

3542 Comments


I actually respect bands that go on hiatus. They just need a break.

It's not like they disbanded.

BigTuna
November 21st 2011

5154 Comments


I'm almost positive this hiatus will lead to disbanding

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theashesfromautumn01
November 21st 2011

1031 Comments


i really loved their early work but with the albums theyve been putting out since Artist i cant say ill lose much sleep over this

Masochist
November 21st 2011

7956 Comments


I guess between being a father and being the lead singer of a well-respected band was causing Dustin too much of an IDENTITY CRISIS.

Also, hiatus =/= disband. I mean hell, disband =/= disband anymore--look at how many bands have come back in the past year: Hot Water Music, Jane's Addiction, Blink-182, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and more. Not to say that this won't LEAD to a break-up, but it doesn't mean anything right now.

That being said, I've never seen them live, so I damn sure will try my hardest to do so in Spring.

diatonix
November 21st 2011

22 Comments


guys lets be real. the only real concern is whether brand new will make another album.

Uranium
November 21st 2011

7042 Comments


fuck it

iFghtffyrdmns
November 21st 2011

7047 Comments


I don't mind this at all.

danielito19
November 21st 2011

4330 Comments


To be honest Beggars wasn't my thing, and what I heard of Major/Minor didn't tickle my fancy either. They still released my favorite album (Illusion of Safety) and are my favorite band.

patrickfannon
November 21st 2011

886 Comments


I'm really, really glad I caught them at the Electric Factory in Philly this fall in light of this news. They put on one hell of an amazing show. I also saw them open for Dashboard Confessional when I was in high school, just after The Artist In The Ambulance was released. What a tremendously talented band. I'm pulling for them to come back together when they're ready. If you think about it, most bands are, for all intents and purposes, "on hiatus" in between albums and tours anyway. Be well, fellows, and return to us stronger than ever. Long live Thrice.

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TheVoiceAndTheSnake
November 21st 2011

3663 Comments


Meh

EpsilonJSTC
November 21st 2011

247 Comments


Next up, Circle Takes the Square disband and everyone in Defeater simultaneously have heart attacks.

Ending
November 22nd 2011

1888 Comments


This is Major/Minor news for Sputnik...

Sounded better in my head.

Hospital
November 22nd 2011

1997 Comments


Thrice has enough discography to keep me happy for years. Cheers Thrice! Cheers for my first post, as well!

ProjectFreak
November 22nd 2011

1283 Comments


did someone say Red wasn't a Christian band? lulz yes they are
and thrice quotes way too much CS Lewis and Scripture to not be a Christian band, or at least a band with a Christian lyricist/singer (he's also a worship leader at a local church).

moral of the story is, this is incredibly depressing, and I kind of thought Major/Minor felt like a "last album", but hey, they've been awesome.

telebyrd
November 22nd 2011

869 Comments


Good, most recent album sucked

AsoTamaki
November 22nd 2011

2525 Comments


If your definition of a Christian band is a band that has members who are Christian, Thrice is a Christian band. If your definition of a Christian band is a band that has many songs relating to Christianity, Thrice is a Christian band. If your definition of a Christian band is a band that sings exclusively about Jesus, Thrice is not a Christian band.

Uranium
November 22nd 2011

7042 Comments


^saw the word christian. instantly ignored.

Chrisjon89
November 22nd 2011

3335 Comments


"how will I LIVE AT THE HOUSE OF BLUES without them"

lol ^

Sad to hear - great band.

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Eons
November 22nd 2011

442 Comments


Never understood the hype.

Band is RIDICULOUSLY overrated on this site.

ffs people

TooLateToGoBack
November 22nd 2011

1747 Comments



"Never understood the hype.

Band is RIDICULOUSLY overrated on this site.

ffs people"

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Gotcha.

BigBlob
November 22nd 2011

1608 Comments


Band is overrated. Major/Minor was so dull.

CasinoColumbus
November 22nd 2011

340 Comments


Fuck this year. First Alexisonfire and Frank Carter Gallows, now Thrice. Ah well, as long as Brand New, mewithoutYou, La Dispute, Letlive, etc. don't quit I'm just fine.

dimsim3478
November 22nd 2011

4705 Comments


Fuck. Off.

Eons is not worth his Animals as Leaders avatar.

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Skimaskcheck
November 22nd 2011

2360 Comments


D:

they better head this way on the tour, anyone know when dates are announced? (or if they've already been announced?)

Omaha
Staff Reviewer
November 22nd 2011

9951 Comments


"^saw the word christian. instantly ignored."

How insanely stupid you're making yourself seem

It makes sense that they would take a hiatus now. I haven't enjoyed their latest music as much as their older stuff, but it's still a little worrisome to know they may not be coming back. Hopefully they'll find a healthy balance in their life

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chaseee
November 22nd 2011

221 Comments


Well this is some shit.

cfbassist
November 22nd 2011

327 Comments


thursday just called it quits too

KILL
November 22nd 2011

70284 Comments


m/

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witchxrapist
November 22nd 2011

10906 Comments


Fuck Thrice, so bummed about Thursday if that's true.

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witchxrapist
November 22nd 2011

10906 Comments


Hm, nothing on Thursday's twitter about them calling it quits...

Metamorphosis
November 22nd 2011

420 Comments


Well, I live really close to Orange County now so I'm pretty sure they're going to come around here for Spring and I will definitely see them one more time.

1drummer
November 22nd 2011

324 Comments


Almost felt that coming in listening to Major/Minor... That sucks.

twlichty
November 22nd 2011

3407 Comments


fuck never seen them and missed them this year when they came with La Dispute,

i done fucked up

Against Miik!
November 22nd 2011

215 Comments


God dammit how about they take a month or so off to spend with their families and then get back to work like the rest of us

Knott-
Emeritus
November 23rd 2011

10194 Comments


sucks that they're quitting right now

still don't think they ever made their masterpiece.

DinosaurJones
November 23rd 2011

490 Comments


Noooooooo... I've still never gotten to see them live!

danielito19
November 23rd 2011

4330 Comments


They were my favorite band but tbh I didn't care for Beggars or what I heard of M/M

zuzek
November 24th 2011

750 Comments


Thanks Thrice, maybe you'll start making decent music again in a while.

kingjulian
November 24th 2011

1297 Comments


Oh be quiet.

Wizard
November 26th 2011

19206 Comments


Probably the best thing to happen to music in the past while.

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taylormemer
November 26th 2011

4913 Comments


123

Gilgamahesh
November 26th 2011

1006 Comments


This sucks ass. Major/Minor is excellent.

ProjectFreak
November 27th 2011

1283 Comments


"still don't think they ever made their masterpiece."

i feel the same way. they tried too hard with Alchemy Index and ended up overreaching. if they brought back a little more of their old intensity they could've done it, i think.

augustBURNSred88
November 30th 2011

109 Comments


LAME!

augustBURNSred88
November 30th 2011

109 Comments


LAME!

tresm87
December 5th 2011

612 Comments


Half of sputnik will have to tremendously overrate some dear hunter albums now

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NigelH
December 5th 2011

1571 Comments


just started getting into these guys too. sucks.



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