Una lunga pausa per i Thrice
A cura di George, Martedi, 22 novembre 2011
Una notizia che non farà felici molte persone, ma che purtroppo è giunta con un comunicato ad opera di Dustin Kensrue. I Thrice si prendono una pausa a tempo indeterminato dopo 13 anni di vita insieme e sebbene fin dalle prime parole Dustin spieghi che non si tratta di uno scioglimento, perchè non c'è nulla da sciogliere, c'è la conferma che il tour attuale della band sarà l'ultimo per un po' di tempo.
Il problema principale sembra la lontananza da casa e dai figli che sente lo stesso Dustin costretto al routing della vita in una band (registrazioni, tour, promozione...) e dai quali ha deciso di chiamarsi fuori, ma il problema a quanto pare si è presentato anche per altri componenti della band, qiundi sebbene la porta per un eventuale futuro insieme resti aperta, al momento questa è la fine dei Thrice.
Ecco il comunicato:
"Thrice is not breaking up. If nothing has broken us up by now, I doubt anything ever could. However, we will be taking a break from being a full-time band, and the upcoming tour in the Spring will be the last one in the foreseeable future. Playing music for the past 13 years with Riley, Ed, and Teppei has been such a gift. We have been able to see the world, share music with thousands and thousands of people, and make records with a variety of talented and inspiring people. The four of us have been through many highs and lows and overcome them together. I value their friendship, and it has been a great priviledge to play alongside them for so long. They are truly an amazingly gifted group of people, and the ways we’ve grown together as people and musicians has been a joy to experience. Along the way we have adapted to many changing situations, especially the growing families of both Teppei and myself, but it has been harder and harder for me with each step. I have three little girls now under the age of 5, and it is a huge strain on my family and I when I’m away for several weeks at a time. The way we’ve been doing things for a while is simply not sustainable for me anymore. I don’t know what the future looks like for Thrice, or for any of us individually. I do know that I would love to make more music in the future with them, as well as play some shows or short tours, but for the time being, I need to step out of the role of full time touring/recording musician, and will do so after this tour. I will continue to make music in various capacities I’m sure, and continue in my work as a Worship Director at Mars Hill Church in Orange County. I know this will be very disappointing news to many people, and for that I am truly sorry. The amount of support and love we’ve been given in our career is staggering and overwhelming. I know I’m biased, but I think we have the best fans in the world. This upcoming tour should be a lot of fun. We are planning for it to be somewhat of a celebration of the last 13 years and I’m sure we’ll be breaking out a bunch of songs that have been buried in the archives. I hope to see you out there to celebrate with us. I never expected to be able to do any of this, let alone do it for 13 years, with such amazing bandmates, such gifted and hard working crew and management, and such incredible and loyal fans. Thank you all"