Weakerthans ‘done,’ according to band member
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This article was published 15/07/2015 (2759 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
Much beloved Winnipeg band the Weakerthans have apparently decided to call it a day.
The group has been pretty quiet as of late — their most recent studio album, the Polaris-nominated Reunion Tour, was released way back in 2007 — and on Tuesday, drummer Jason Tait tweeted the band is “done.”
Word is getting out that The Weakerthans are done. Here’s the song we used to take the stage to for years. Bye bye. https://t.co/00jrQ0oNNJ
— Jason Tait (@JasonjTait) July 14, 2015
The song referenced is the 1957 recording of Abide With Me, by John Coltrane and the Thelonious Monk septet.
Last year, in an interview with the Free Press, band member Stephen Carroll had expressed similar sentiments, saying “We’re not active and there’s no foreseeable activity planned.”
Weakerthans singer John K. Samson was contacted for comment but did not immediately respond.