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Dead and Divine Call It Quits

Posted by - 10:24 AM on 04/22/12
Dead and Divine are breaking up and will play one last show on May 5th in Burlington, Ontario. A full message from the band can be found in the replies.
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10:24 AM on 04/22/12
Deborah Remus
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Message From The BandAfter nearly 10 years of playing music together, touring the world and
making some of the best friends we could have ever asked for, we're
very regretfully closing this chapter of our lives. It chokes me up to
be writing this letter, and I really can't express how genuine and
sincere I am when I say thank you all for everything you've done to
help us live our dream.

Matty started Dead and Divine in highschool when he was 16 years old.
It was never anything more than an excuse to play some music with his
pals, and I'm sure I can speak for him when I say nobody ever expected
this to turn into what it is. Almost 10 years later and we've toured
nearly 20 countries with some of our favorite bands, released two EP's
and three full length records that have all (to our amazement) landed
themselves on Billboard and iTunes charts. We've created music with
producers who have made records that we grew up listening to; guys
that truly shaped us musically both as individuals and as a band.
We're so blessed to say we have incredible friends around the world,
from coast to coast in Canada and the United States, the UK, Ireland,
and all over Europe, Japan, Australia and South America. You've helped
us leave the Burlington Music Center and play to hundreds of thousands
of people at festivals and venues around the globe. Trust me when I
say we NEVER thought we'd be doing this. I remember leaving for our
first tour with our friends in The Holly Springs Disaster and Straight
Reads The Line, and not once did it cross my mind that I'd be
repeating that process continually for the next seven years of my
life. It just wasn't a realistic expectation. We weren't one of THOSE
bands and I wasn't one of THOSE dudes. We didn't get lucky like that.
Touring in a rock band was a pipe dream and we all knew that first
tour was nothing more than a dry hump. We'd go home, go back to
school/work, and continue playing random shows on weekends. We
couldn't be more thankful for all of this. This band has defined our
adult lives, and it's a product of your dedication and commitment to
supporting us as musicians. Like I keep saying, Dead and Divine has
turned into something much larger than we ever anticipated and we're
so happy that we got to share something we love so much with all of
you. We do, however, need to step away from this for an indefinite
amount of time and focus on other things. With all the touring comes a
lot of sacrifice, and it slowly but surely takes it's toll. We've been
so lucky to have this opportunity and we've never once forgotten that,
but the music industry has it's way of very gently weaseling it's
hands down your throat when you're sleeping and squeezing the life out
of you in the kindest way possible. Smiling, of course.

At the end of the day, we want to leave this on a good note and we
can't help but feel like this is the right time. But rest assured,
when one door closes a new one always opens.

Our final hometown show will take place on May 5th at the Burlington
YMCA, and we couldn't think of a better way to make it something
memorable than to let you pick our setlist. For the first and last
time ever, we'll be playing songs from What Really Happened At Lovers
Lane, The Fanciful, The Machines We Are and Antimacy.

We love you all and thank you for your continued support. With every
t-shirt and record, like and follow, you've paved the way for us to
build this into something incredible.

Oh, and stay tuned for some other BIG announcements.

Your pals,
Chris, Matt, Kellan, Sebastian and Kelly.
10:29 AM on 04/22/12
sad canadian cook
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Great band. Really enjoyed seeing them all those times. Hometown heroes for sure.
10:53 AM on 04/22/12
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Sad day in Canaduh
10:54 AM on 04/22/12
My Dinosaur Life
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This sucks so hard, didn't see it coming whatsoever.
10:57 AM on 04/22/12
Je suis l'Alpha et l'Oméga
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This is too bad, I feel they were under appreciated.
10:57 AM on 04/22/12
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I really wish I saw them back in 2010, really sucks :(
10:59 AM on 04/22/12
Deborah Remus
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I only got around to seeing this band once, way back in 2009 on that Misery Signals/Sights & Sounds tour, but I remember they played the best set that night.
11:00 AM on 04/22/12
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Too bad, I thought they were gaining some popularity...
11:01 AM on 04/22/12
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This fucking sucks. One of the few metalcore bands I was still into. Wish I had seen them more than once.
11:02 AM on 04/22/12
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Nooooo I was hoping to see them this year. This sucks.
11:10 AM on 04/22/12
Inside of your heart always
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That sucks. Good band.
11:19 AM on 04/22/12
Oh yeah?
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Sounds so sincere, really gonna miss these guys..
11:43 AM on 04/22/12
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Too bad. Was a good local group... Excited to see what comes out of whichever selection of these guys decides to make a new group.
11:54 AM on 04/22/12
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