Brace yourselves, At the Drive-In fans: the beloved Texas post-hardcore band has announced yet another hiatus following the conclusion of their latest South American tour. As Brooklyn Vegan reports, the band closed out their tour on Sunday night in Porto Alegre, Brazil, where lead singer Cedric Bixler-Zavala reportedly gave a speech to fans in the audience. “You tell your friends you saw the last fucking time we got together, cause I don’t know when we’re going to do this again, okay?” he said.
Early Monday morning, ATDI posted a statement on Facebook about the hiatus. “In October of 2015 we sat in a hotel room and decided to really do this again. No reunion, just tour, write a record while on tour, record it, and tour again. Three years and a month later here we are. We finished multiple world tours and got to release our full length Interalia and our EP Diamanté in the process. Last night we played our last show on this cycle in Porto Alegre, Brazil…We are looking forward to taking a break and taking in all that we had the privilege to do. Thank you for everything.”
Earlier this weekend, Bixler-Zavala had previously referred to the Porto Alegre show as their last, writing “don’t know when we’ll play again” on Twitter.
Longtime fans already know that this is far from the first time the band announces a split or hiatus. They first parted ways in 2001, later joined forces again in 2012, and then released new music for the first time in 2016. Fingers crossed that this will eventually yield another reunion.
Read the full statement below: