Los Angeles indie-rock duo Girlpool have announced their impending disbandment, confirming that their upcoming North American tour – of which they have also canceled around two-thirds – will be their final set of shows.
“After nine years, we have decided to take a break from Girlpool and part ways as songwriters,” wrote the band, made up of Avery Tucker and Harmony Tividad (who sang and played guitar and bass) in a statement. “This upcoming tour will be our last – it will be an ode to the past, a celebration of the future and something we will put our hearts into.”
The couple then assured fans that there was no bad blood between them, saying, “We are each other’s biggest fans and we always encourage each other to stretch and grow, that it means we are side by side or not.”
Girlpool was supposed to begin its North American tour in Sacramento, but that show (booked for September 6) has now been cancelled, alongside 14 other runaway shows. The shortened tour will now begin in Portland on September 8, with more shows still scheduled in Seattle, Vancouver, Brooklyn, Philadelphia, Washington (DC), San Francisco and Los Angeles.
Ticket holders for now canceled shows – the full list of which can be found below – will be able to receive refunds from their original point of purchase.
The band were due to make their UK return in November, at this year’s edition of the Pitchfork Music Festival in London. This appearance was also cancelled.
Girlpool released their fourth studio album, “Forgiveness,” in April. It retroactively serves as something of a capstone to the duo’s narrative, with Tucker and Tividad using their respective songs to account for the inner turbulence they hinted at in earlier releases.
In a statement shared around the album’s release, Tucker said, “A lot of my songs on this record are about relationship dynamics where I’ve felt frustration and hurt, and I’m struggling. to contain a lot of complexity in my emotions. Write “Pardon” helped me integrate all of these pieces into one acceptance: that my destiny is pushing me exactly where I need to go.
Tividad echoed his sentiment, adding, “A lot of life feels like inevitable experiences to me. For me, ‘Sorry’ is to accept this concept. It’s about forgiving reality for having to be exactly what it is all the time.
In a February interview with rolling stoneTucker – who came out as trans in 2017, shortly after Girlpool released her ‘Powerplant’ album – noted that the band’s complex history tended to be a source of irritation when it came to her journey. personal.
He told journalist Jonathan Bernstein: “It can be so frustrating to watch streaming [numbers] and see this [debut album] ‘Before The World Was Big’ becomes equal or superior to novelties.
“There’s a part of me that’s like, ‘Oh my God, I feel trapped in my past.’ But we have to believe there’s a lesson in letting go. I think being visible is part of the power of Girlpool. Because, to me, there’s shame, a little bit, in this music. is awkward and it’s really feminine.
“But there’s also such deep love, sweetness and tenderness, because it was so innocent, and our hearts were so open to each other, and so vulnerable, and we were so young It’s actually so cool that we were so down to open shit up.
Girlpool’s 2022 North American tour dates (including canceled shows) are:
Tuesday 6 – Sacramento, Goldfield Trading Post (CANCELED)
Thursday 8 – Portland, Wonder Ballroom
Friday 9 – Seattle, The Crocodile
Saturday 10 – Vancouver, Fortune Sound Club
Tuesday the 13th – Minneapolis, Fine Line Music Cafe (CANCELED)
Wednesday 14 – Chicago, Thalia Hall (CANCELED)
Friday the 16th – Ferndale, the loving touch (CANCELED)
Saturday 17 – Toronto, Legendary Horseshoe Tavern (CANCELED)
Sunday 18 – Montreal, La Sala Rossa (CANCELED)
Monday 19 – Boston, Paradise Rock Club (CANCELED)
Thursday 22 – Brooklyn, Elsewhere
Friday the 23rd – Philadelphia, Underground Arts
Saturday 24 – Washington (DC), Black Cat
Monday 26 – Carboro, cradle of the cat (CANCELED)
Tuesday 27 – Atlanta, West Terminal (CANCELED)
Thursday 29 – Houston, White Oak Music Hall (CANCELED)
Friday the 30th – Austin, Mohawk Austin (CANCELED)
Saturday 1 – Dallas, Granada Sunset (CANCELED)
Sunday 2 – Lawrence, Bottleneck (CANCELED)
Tuesday 4 – Denver, Marquis Theater (CANCELED)
Wednesday 5 – Salt Lake City, Kilby Court (CANCELED)
Friday 7 – San Francisco, August Hall
Saturday 8 – Los Angeles, El Rey Theater