After nine years and a bushel of shows, members of Chicago, IL pop-punk quartet Spitalfield have decided to spilt ways. The band released this statement about the recent decision:

“It comes with a heavy heart that Spitalfield will be calling it quits. This choice has been one of the hardest things any of us have ever gone through, as the decision has absolutely nothing to do with a lack of passion for making music together or love for each other.

We’d like to send out a most sincere thank you to all of our fans, friends & families. You have made all the difference in the world to us all along the way with your love, support and faith in us, both as musicians and as people. To the bands that we have looked up to, been inspired by and/or shared the stage with-we appreciate the talent & friendships that you have shared with us. Last, but certainly not least, a huge thank you to our amazing crew, who has spent long & hard hours with us on tour, behind desks and in the studio over the years. I don’t know what we would have done without you all…”

Rest assured, long-time fans, the band will not be going out without a bang. Spitalfield will embark on a bittersweet final tour, appropriately titled This is a Curtain Call: Spitalfield’s Final Shows, and will be hitting twenty-five cities beginning this November. The Forecast, The Graduate, Ludo, and Attention will be joining them in support. Tickets for the farewell tour go on sale Saturday, September 15.

And, according to Spitalfield’s MySpace blog, the band will be releasing, through Sinister Label / Walk In Cold Records, a limited edition disc that will feature Spitalfield’s out-of-print pre-Victory Records (the band’s current label) catalogue, along with select demos from 1998 – 2002. The album will only be available for purchase on the band’s farewell tour and through one online store. Details to come.

This is a Curtain Call confirmed dates:

Nov 8 – Iowa City, IA @ Picador
Nov 9 – Glen Ellyn, IL @ College of DuPage
Nov 10 – W. Lafayette, IN @ Downtown
Nov 11 – St Louis, MO @ Pops
Nov 13 – Albuquerque, NM @ TBA
Nov 14 – Phoenix, AZ @ That One Place
Nov 15 – Hollywood, CA @ Knitting Factory
Nov 16 – CA @ TBA
Nov 17 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Avalon Theater
Nov 18 – Colorado Springs, CO @ Black Sheep
Nov 19 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
Nov 20 – Papillion, NE @ The Rock
Nov 21 – Lawrence, KS @ The Bottleneck
Nov 28 – Madison, WI @ The Loft
Nov 29 – Urbana, IL @ The Canopy Club
Nov 30 – Toledo, OH @ Headliners
Dec 1 – Cleveland, OH @ The Grog Shop

More dates to be announced. Read a review of Spitalfield’s latest album, Better Than Knowing Where You Are, out now on Victory Records, here.


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