New York rockers Augustines have announced that their upcoming UK and EU tour will also be their last. With UK dates starting in Brighton on 16th October and including a show at London’s O2 Academy Brixton on 18th October, the upcoming tour caps off a brilliant six year run for the band.
Formed in 2010, (We Are) Augustines were introduced to the world via Rise Ye Sunken Ships, an album that with heartfelt honesty dealt with the tragic loss of singer Billy McCarthy’s brother and mother. The band released a second, self-titled album, in 2014, followed earlier this year by the LP, This Is Your Life, that was received with mixed reviews.
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Through their incomparable live spirit and gripping story, Augustines leave behind an impressive legacy that will be documented extensively through Director Todd Howe’s film titled RISE: The Story of Augustines, which will see a proper release in 2017.
Band members Billy McCarthy, Eric Sanderson and Rob Allen posted the following message for its fans on Facebook this morning:
With a heavy heart, we are writing you today to let everyone know that our upcoming fall tour will be our last. Despite the news, we are looking forward to the tour and the opportunity to sing together with you, the band’s fourth and loudest member, one last time.
Read the full statement below:
Tour dates for Augustines’ farewell tour can be found below.
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