It’s no secret that Brand New has been long planning to break up in 2018. They’ve said so in multiple statements and even released a t-shirt reading, “Brand New. 2000 – 2018.” Still, we’re optimistic creatures and a teensy part of our brains wondered whether or not the rapturous response to this year’s Science Fiction might prolong that lifespan just a little bit longer.
(Live Review: Brand New at Brooklyn’s Kings Theatre)
Alas, it is not to be. The band is currently in the midst of a headlining tour with Nada Surf, and frontman Jesse Lacey again confirmed the band’s impending split during a show earlier this week. One fan posted a video of Lacey’s comments to Twitter.
“We’re gonna be a band for about 14 more months, so thank you so much for being here,” he says before launching into “Same Logic/Teeth”. Watch it below (via Alternative Press) and start scooping up tickets for the band’s final shows. They’re gonna go fast.