Funeral For A Friend announce split and farewell tour
Welsh post-hardcore band Funeral For A Friend have announced that they are to split up after 15 years together.
The band formed in 2001 and released seven studio albums, including 2003's Casually Dressed And Deep In Conversation, which went Gold in the UK.
Before the band split they will play a final UK tour in April of next year. The tour will see the band playing five cities over the course of two weeks with two nights booked in each venue. On night one they will play their debut LP Casually Dressed And Deep In Conversation from start to finish and on the second night they will play their second album Hours in full.
The tour begins on April 5th in Cardiff and sees the band travel to Manchester, Birmingham and Glasgow before they end with two nights at London's Shepherds Bush Empire.
Speaking about the decision, singer Matthew Davies-Kreye said: "It's the natural end. We've done everything we set out to do and way more than I could ever have hoped so I'm not upset that it's run its course. We all felt that ‘Chapter And Verse’ was a pretty decent full stop on an incredible fourteen and half years of making music together."
He continued "So, how do you celebrate a huge part of your life? You play some shows! For me it seemed obvious to go out with both ‘Hours’ and ‘Casually Dressed..’ I feel that both those records distill what Funeral is to a whole load of people more definitively than just piecing together a set from all the records we've made. It seems to me that those are the records that matter most and ‘Hours’ to me is my proudest achievement in music with Funeral. I don't know why but it fills me with an overwhelming sense of pride.”
Funeral For A Friend will play:
Cardiff Y Plas (April 5, 6)
Manchester Ritz (8, 9)
Glasgow Garage (10, 11)
Birmingham Institute (13, 14)
O2 Shepherds Bush Empire (15, 16)