Man Overboard Announce Hiatus, Farewell (For Now) Shows
The band behind the popular “Defend Pop Punk” motto, Man Overboard, have announced that they will be going on hiatus effective after a brief run of shows this April. On a lengthy statement posed on their website the band said:
We have spent the last 7+ years tirelessly building Man Overboard into something that we all love and are proud of, from booking our first tours and hand numbered copies of the Hung Up On Nothing EP to touring the world and making albums with producers we never thought we’d meet. We put our hearts and souls into this band because it’s something we believe in. Whether we were being detained in a desolate Russian train station after illegally trying cross the border to the Ukraine or walking off stage after a sold out show, our friendship and love for everything this band has afforded us is what makes us want to be a part of Man Overboard forever.
This band has been and will always be something that we hold close to our hearts, not only because it has transformed and shaped us as people but because of how we know how it has affected other people’s lives, be it in a large or small way. Joe Strummer said “Without people you’re nothing” and we know that the support of our friends, families and fans helped guide us to where we are today.
Our current plans are very few and will likely remain that way for a while. Don’t read into it. Don’t think it’s something it’s not. This Spring we will be playing eight shows in the United States. Farewell for now.
Last year the group released their fourth studio album “Heavy Love” and spent their summer on the VANS Warped Tour. Since their inception in 2008, Man Overboard have become one of the most popular pop punk bands of the current era. Visit your nearest pop punk show and you’d be hard pressed to not find at least one person with an article of Man Overboard merchandise. They have built up a devoted fan base in their short existence and have left an indelible mark on the pop scene. Before their break Man Overboard will play eight shows in the US this coming April.
April 7 – San Diego, CA – Soma #
April 8 – Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction #
April 9 – San Francisco, CA – Bottom of The Hill #
April 10 – Los Angeles, CA – Los Globos #
April 14 – Worcester, MA – Palladium Upstairs %
April 15 – New York, NY – Webster Hall %
April 16 – Baltimore, MD – Otto Bar ^
April 17 – Philadelphia, PA – TLA ^
# – w/ Forever Came Calling, Souvenirs and Such A Mess
% – w/ Watermedown and Gin War
^ – w/ Microwave, Watermedown and Gin War