Colorado synth-pop duo Chairlift will play their final ever shows in April, the duo confirmed yesterday.
The band had confirmed in December that they would be separating after a ten year career to pursue new musical opportunities.
Aaron Pfenning and Caroline Polachek formed Chairlift at the University of Colorado in 2005, originally with the intent of providing music for fairground attractions. The duo recorded their EP in 2006 and relocated to hipster haven Williamsburg in 2007, where they would be joined by Patrick Wimberley. Chairlift continued as a trio for three years, releasing their debut album ‘Does This Inspire You’ in 2008. By 2010, founding member Pfenning had left to pursue a solo career, with Polachek and Wimberley carrying on Chairlift as a duo.
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Chairlift released two more albums, most recently ‘Moth’ in 2016, which was rated as one of the most anticipated albums of the year by a number of publications.
Polachek began a solo career in 2013, under the name Ramona Lisa. She recorded her first EP in 2014, and wrote the track, ‘No Angel’ for Beyonce’s 2013, self titled album. Polachek will continue to create music as Ramona Lisa, whilst Wimberley will pursue a career in recording. The groups farewell message stated that they would ‘undoubtedly turn up on each others work in the future’
Chairlifts final tour will consist of seven shows, starting on April 7th in San Francisco, and concluding in their native Brooklyn, at the Brooklyn Steel in Williamsburg.
Full list of shows and venues below:
April 7: San Francisco, CA: Bimbos
April 8: Los Angeles, CA: Echoplex
April 14: Chicago, Il: Double Door
April 15: Austin, TX: Mohawk
April 20: Allston, MA: Brighton Music Hall
April 21: Philadelphia, PA: Union Transfer
April 22: Brooklyn, NY: Brooklyn Steel