At a press conference in Sydney this morning, Bernard Fanning read a statement on behalf of his bandmates explaining their upcoming "Sunsets" tour, and the reason why they're splitting.
"The “Sunsets” tour will be Powderfinger's last ever run of shows. We have decided, after much deliberation and agonising, that after this final tour we will call it a day as a recording and touring band," Fanning read.
"With the completion of our last album Golden Rule, we feel that we have said all that we want to say as a musical group. We firmly believe that it is our most complete and satisfying album and can't think of a better way to farewell our fans than with music that we all believe in and also with, hopefully, our best tour to date."
Jet will open up for most of the shows on Powderfinger's upcoming tour and the rest will be opened by other Aussie favourites, The Vines.
1994 Parables for Wooden Ears 1996 Double Allergic 1998 Internationalist 2000 Odyssey Number Five 2003 Vulture Street 2007 Dream Days at the Hotel Existence 2009 Golden Rule
POWDERFINGER TOUR DATES
1 Sep - Newcastle Entertainment Centre, Newcastle 3 Sep - Gold Coast Convention Centre, Gold Coast 4 Sep - Riverstage, Brisbane 7 Sep - Regional Entertainment Centre, Tamworth 9 Sep - Entertainment Centre, Wollongong 10 Sep - Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne 14 Sep - Derwent Entertainment Centre, Goodwood 16 Sep - Memorial Drive Park, Adelaide 18 Sep - Sydney Entertainment Centre, Sydney 24 Sep - Supreme Court Gardens, Perth 26 Sep - Gardens Amphitheatre, Darwin 28 Sep - Cairns Convention Centre, Cairns 1 Oct - Townsville Entertainment & Convention Centre, Townsville 3 Oct - Mackay Entertainment & Convention Centre Showgrounds, Mackay 7 Oct - Rockhampton Showgrounds, Rockhampton 8 Oct - Caloundra Music Festival, Kings Beach 9 Oct - University of Southern QLD, Toowoomba 12 Oct - University of Canberra, Bruce 13 Oct - Albury Sports Ground, Albury 15 Oct - Bendigo Showgrounds, Bendigo 16 Oct - North Gardens, Ballarat