The sensitive folk/indie rockers The Weakerthans haven’t played a live show in two years, and they haven’t released an album since Reunion Tour dropped in 2007. But, if you’re waiting for a triumphant comeback, don’t get your hopes up: drummer Justin Tait and CBC Music have used social media to share some sad news. The band is now officially broken up. Check out Tait’s tweet and CBC’s Instagram below.
Word is getting out that The Weakerthans are done. Here's the song we used to take the stage to for years. Bye bye. https://t.co/00jrQ0oNNJ
— Jason Tait (@JasonjTait) July 14, 2015
The amazing Winnipeg band The Weakerthans placed 15th on our #cbcmusic100 list of the best Canadian bands ever. Led by the vulnerable vocals and poetic lyrics of John K. Samson, the band released four brilliant albums between 1997 and 2007. That means it's been eight years since the last one ("Reunion Tour"). Don't hold your breath for a fifth studio record. Guitarist and manager Stephen Carroll has said that the beloved band is no more. This puck was picked up at the merch table on one of their final tours. Let's hope for an actual reunion tour. #theweakerthans #leftandleaving #reuniontour #fallow #reconstructionsite #winnipeg #indierock #cancon #puckrock #pucks @jasonjtait #johnksamson