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Valencia Goes On Hiatus

Posted by: Thomas Nassiff (10/11/11)
Edit: At personal request of the band, we have changed the wording to say the band is going on a hiatus. Sorry, guys.

Edit 2: A personal statement from Shane Henderson can be read here.

Valencia has gone on a hiatus. A statement is in the replies.
  
 
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08:52 AM on 10/11/11
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Thomas Nassiff
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From the Band :(Valencia originally came together back in 2003. Most of us were still just in high school, but we all had gotten to know each other through the tightly knit music community we grew up in around Philadelphia. We started this band because of a mutual need to create something heartfelt and to give everyone a message we needed to share. We all felt like music would be the most significant part of our lives, but never in our wildest dreams could we have predicted the things we'd get to do, or more importantly, the people we would meet because of this band and the songs we wrote and shared with the world.

We started touring full time in late 2004, thanks to everyone at I Surrender Records putting faith in our band and releasing our first record. Ever since then, we've given everything we had to our music. We've been touring nonstop since then, playing shows in 46 states and five different countries over seven years, all of them places we were brought to thanks to people that believed in what we had to say.

This band started when we were teenagers, and now, as we enter our mid-to-late twenties, we've decided that it's time for us to scale back our time on the road and explore the other elements of life that are not as easily accessible while touring full time. We aren't considering this our band breaking up, because if that was the case, this situation would feel very final, and it doesn't feel that way to us. It remains natural for us to write music together and there is always a possibility that we will release new music as Valencia sometime in the future. In the meantime, new music will be written and released by each of us and when that happens, we will let you know.

In honor of starting this next chapter, please join us on December 28th, 2011 for one last show in our hometown of Philadelphia, at the Electric Factory. We hope you'll be there with us to share one of the most personal, memorable, and important nights of our lives. Thank you all for everything - the letters, the tattoos, the years of listening, for so many countless, priceless sentiments - there's no way we could ever fully express our gratitude for everything you've done for us. We've been given the chance to go down a path not many are able to take, and because you've had our backs through the story that is our band, we're able to continue that journey through whatever comes next for us.

From the bottom of our hearts,

Shane, George, Brendan, Dan, Trevor, JD, and Max
Valencia


VALENCIA'S LAST SHOW
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
The Electric Factory
421 N. 7th Street
Philadelphia, PA
phone: 215.627.1332
http://www.electricfactory.info/
ticket presale begins October 11 at 12:00 noon at http://valencia.ducatking.com
public onsale will begin on October 21 via Ticketmaster

official website: http://www.valenciamusic.net/
08:52 AM on 10/11/11
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Holy shit, man. This one hits hard.
08:54 AM on 10/11/11
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Holy shit.
08:54 AM on 10/11/11
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This is not a good way to start my day.
08:55 AM on 10/11/11
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What

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They signed the letter with Max... as in the one that died?

Wow.
08:55 AM on 10/11/11
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2011 is a bad year for breakups.
08:56 AM on 10/11/11
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Fuck
08:56 AM on 10/11/11
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My heart is broken. I can't believe it :(
08:57 AM on 10/11/11
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"Valencia has broken up."

...

"We aren't considering this our band breaking up"
08:58 AM on 10/11/11
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Fuck, first The Academy Is... and now Valencia, who's going to be the next?
08:59 AM on 10/11/11
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"Valencia has broken up."

...

"We aren't considering this our band breaking up"
I mean, they didn't call it a hiatus, either. I have no better way to put this....
08:59 AM on 10/11/11
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not surprised by this but it still really sucks. RIP
08:59 AM on 10/11/11
schlotty
See you later, Joben!
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what
08:59 AM on 10/11/11
xent
this is what separates me from you!
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they are not breaking up. they are just on hiatus.
but i feel sad about :(
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