R.I.P, The Dillinger Escape Plan.
Grab the tissues, folks. This is a tough pill to swallow. The Dillinger Escape Plan have announced that their brand new record ‘Disassociation’ will in fact be their last, in a surprising statement made last week during an interview conducted by Noisey.
Revealing that ‘Disassociation’ and it’s (associated) touring cycle will be the band’s last run of shows, lead guitarist Ben Weiman told Noisey: “We are going to do the cycle for this album and that’s it.”
“[But] there are a lot of things that go into this cycle. We have a full US tour that we’ll be doing in the fall and then we’ll be doing a massive tour in Europe in the winter, and that will probably take us towards playing other areas like Australia or wherever we have to hit.
“Then I’m sure we’ll come back around and hit summer festivals and figure out what our very last shows will be around that time.”
Weiman offered a small insight into the band’s reasoning for their parting ways, citing old age and exhaustion, as well as not letting a good thing sour over time.
“I mean, it’s probably a fact that we couldn’t do it when we’re 60, but we’re not stopping right now because we feel incapable, that’s for sure. There’s a reality that eventually, the type of show that we’re doing wouldn’t be realistic – I’m pretty much falling apart at the limbs at this point – but it doesn’t matter, because when we play, we play.”
The new album, which is a follow up to 2013’s critically acclaimed ‘One Of Us Is The Killer’, is scheduled for release on October 14th via the band’s own label Party Smasher Inc. The band premiered their first single for three years on Daniel P Carter’s Radio 1 Rock Show this Sunday, ‘Limerent Death’, which can be heard below.
This Dillinger Escape Plan article was written by Joey Stoate, a GIGsoup contributor. Edited by Zoe Anderson.