For those of you who might not have heard the devastating news...read this note from Jeff.
I don't know about all of you, but I seriously could not believe it. I sat here and cried for like 20 minutes. I finally gathered myself together...and then my cell phone rang && "second place victory" is my ringtone so that set me off again.
I completely understand why he has to do this, but I still wish things were different. I just can't imagine life without the anticipation of seeing them live or the arrival of a new cd.
But it's times like these I also give thanks for having this day & age brought to me, because their music has changed my life, and the band as people have given me some of the best nights and favorite memories ever.
they'll never die. they'll be alive within all of us.
during the past few months as i have thought about my future, it has become more and more apparent to me that my passion, my desire to create music, to be in a band has faded... i found myself not enjoying being on tour, not having written a word since we left the studio 6 months ago (these are odd things to me).
at first it was a small feeling, but it continued to grow until yesterday when i made a decision (the most difficult decision of my life) to step away from thisdayandage.
we are calling it an indefinate hiatus; which leaves some possiblities.
joey, steve, mike, and kelly will continue playing together but not as thisdayandage... they will begin on a new musical endeavor which i'm sure will blow all of our minds.
10/24 - 11/4 will be our final shows together... it would mean sooo much to me, soo much to us for everyone who has the ability to attend any of these shows to come.. especially buffalo.
this is a desicion that i wrestled with, that i had the hardest time believing at first; but i feel at peace about it.. it is a chapter in my life that is ending.. and i refuse to be a person who is involved with something that i am not 100% behind... i can't pretend; i can't do that to my bandmates; i can't do that to you, i can't do that to myself.
these past 5 years have surpassed anything i could have ever imagined.. and i can't thank you enough.