Guided By Voices ‘Come to an End’, Cancel Tour Dates

Andrew Parks

By Andrew Parks

on 09.18.14 in News

Six albums and a little more than four years after their “classic lineup” reunited at Matador’s 21st anniversary show in Las Vegas, Guided By Voices have announced they’re taking a break once again. Speaking through a post on their official Facebook page, the band wrote, “Guided By Voices has come to an end. With four years of great shows and six killer albums, it was a hell of a comeback run. The remaining shows in the next two months are unfortunately canceled. Our sincere apologies to those that have purchased tickets and made travel plans. Thanks to everyone who has supported GBV.”

Frontman Robert Pollard first alluded to the band’s second demise in a Magnet interview last year, wherein he said, “Honey Locust Honky Tonk is basically the songs I wrote for the next Guided By Voices album, but I’m not sure there’s going to be a next Guided By Voices album. I’m not gonna say for sure, but it’s already got a little bit stagnant. To me it’s kind of run its course.”

Pollard was referring to one of his many solo records, and while it appears he means it this time, it should be noted that the group managed to release two albums in the past year, well after that Magnet piece. If nothing else, we wouldn’t be surprised if Pollard pressed a box set of new solo material before 2014 is over. That’s just how he works. Or as he told Magnet, “In the time it takes some of my contemporaries to put out two albums, I will have put out 30 albums. That’s pretty ridiculous.”