mercredi, juin 28, 2006


Sleater-Kinney Set To Split

Sleater-Kinney (photo by Ros O'Gorman)

by Daniel Zugna @ Undercover

June 28

American rock trio Sleater-Kinney have announced their break-up via a message on their official website.

The message read, “After eleven years as a band, Sleater-Kinney have decided to go on indefinite hiatus. The upcoming summer shows will be our last. As of now, there are no plans for future tours or recordings.

“We feel lucky to have had the support of many wonderful people over the years. We want to thank everyone who has worked with us, written kind words about us, performed with us, and inspired us.

”But mostly we want to extend our gratitude to our amazing fans. You have been a part of our story from the beginning. We could not have made our music without your enthusiasm, passion, and loyalty. It is you who have made the entire journey worthwhile.”

Carrie Brownstein and Corin Tucker formed the band in Olympia, Washington, in the 1990s during the height of the riot grrl movement, with Janet Weiss joining in 1997. 2005’s final album, ‘The Woods’, was their first to be released on influential indie label Sub Pop. No explanation has been given for the ‘indefinite hiatus’.

The band’s final show looks set to take place at August’s Lollapalooza festival in Chicago.

Sleater-Kinney Final Tour Dates:

July 29 – Louisville, KY - Mellwood Arts Center
July 31 – Philadelphia, PA - Starlight Ballroom
August 01 – Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
August 02 – New York, NY - Webster Hall
August 04 – Chicago, IL - Grant Park (Lollapalooza)