Chairlift Break Up, Announce Final Tour
Mon, 19 Dec 2016 11:26:34
Chairlift have announced they are breaking up following a final string of shows in the spring of 2017. The statement was made during the band's headlining show in their hometown of Brooklyn, New York last Thursday night. Singer Caroline Polachek thanked fans and told the concert-goers, "It's been a wild year—we put out Moth in January and now we're back home playing for you guys. We wanted to announce that in spring of next year, Chairlift is going to be playing our final shows."
The band left a full-statement on their Twitter thanking fans for their 10 years of support. It goes on to say, "Patrick will be going to produce records full-time, and Caroline to make music as a solo artist." The split up seems to be an amicable one, with the band stating "it blows our mind to be able to say that every goal we had when we started recording in 2006 has been accomplished."
Chairlift initially formed in 2005 as duo of Caroline Polachek and Aaron Pfenning. Patrick Wimberly joined the group before the recording of their debut full-length record, Does You Inspire You. Pfenning left the band in 2010. The band released three LPs and two EPs, over the course of their existence. The duo also worked on Beyonce's 2013 self-titled album, co-writing "No Angel".
—The ARTISTdirect Staff