The Summer Set announced on Twitter that the band will stop touring and making music indefinitely. Lead vocalist Brian Dales confirmed the announcement on his personal blog explaining that he wanted to focus on his solo project DALES and see the songs come to fruition saying, “At this time, I have carefully decided that I don’t want to lose that spark anymore. It is in my best interest to follow my heart and dive head first into this new adventure.”
He continues, “I want to finish these songs, play them live, and give the world the DALES record I think it needs to hear. The record I NEED to hear. I’m an all or nothing kinda guy and a terrible multi-tasker, so if I’m finally gonna do something…I want to give it everything I’ve got.”
In the band’s Twitter announcement, they have thanked their fanbase, describing their journey as “the adventure of a lifetime.”
They continue saying that without their ongoing support, The Summer Set would not have grown over the years and for that, they are incredibly grateful: “Thank you for letting us into your lives. Thank you for making our dreams come true. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you.”
You can read the full statement HERE.