Last weekend’s Reading Festival performance by The Gaslight Anthem marked the band’s final show prior to the group going on an indefinite hiatus to focus on side projects.
The New Jersey natives first hinted at their bittersweet decision back in July; coming out of the blue. This sent TGA fans into a total state of shock.
The band told their beloved fans via Facebook, “We wanted to let everyone know that we’ll all be taking a break from The Gaslight Anthem after this next European tour in August. We’re all going to do other projects and stay active in some way or another, both in and out of music, but we’d like to step away from the band until we decide what we’d like to do next.”
[image type=”rounded” float=”left” src=”https:rockmyworld.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/tumblr_ne5ph6nxgK1rxb4e4o2_1280.jpg”]The August 20th Reading performance marked the last gig on the band’s itinerary and although the closing concert was hugely significant, Brian Fallon and company played like they always played: loud and proud. Kicking off with Get Hurt’s “Have Mercy” the band played to the crowd by launching into fan favorites, “Rollin’ and Tumblin”, “Handwritten” and “The Patient Ferris Wheel”. The set was wrapped up with performances of “45” and “Break My Heart”— the latter was quite apropos under the circumstance.
The group has developed a huge fan base and has released five albums starting with the band’s 2007 debut, Sink Or Swim, and their final release, 2014’s Get Hurt.
Whenever the band members decide to release details of their next move, you can guarantee tens of thousands of fans will be hanging on their every word.