This blows a big bucket full of ball satchels.
Seattle, Washington-based hardcore band Akimbo has revealed they will soon be hanging up their touring shoes.
The band formed 14 years ago, and it seems the move was prompted by guitarist Aaron Walters’ decision to bounce.
Walters, according to frontman Jon Weisnewski, is “leaving the band for non-dramatic reasons. He just wants to do other stuff. Nat [Damm, drums] and I are completely busy/fulfilled with our various other projects and see no need to drag you people through any more nonsense than you deserve.
“Also, Aaron is really good, and rather than try and outshine his contributions we’d rather be lazy and just do other bands… The decision was totally boring,” Jon says.
“We talked for a bit, agreed it was the best call, and started talking about the last show. Nobody punched anyone, nobody was the asshole, voices were not raised. So far in my experiences breaking up with a band is way easier than breaking up with a girl.”
The band have announced a final show: August 11 at the Comet Tavern in Seattle.
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