The Starting Line is taking a break

The Starting Line will take a break after their tour with Bayside, Four Year Strong and Steel Train, the band announced in an online press conference over at on Wednesday.
“This is one of the most difficult decisions we’ve had to make but after eight years of nonstop touring and recording The Starting Line will be taking a break… This break does NOT mean the band is breaking up or going on hiatus it just means were going to stop for a little while and focus on other things in our lives besides The Starting Line. This break may last a year, two years or a few months, as of right now we don’t know. We’re talking to some friends about doing a quick tour to South America as well as options to tour Europe, Japan and Australia again and we’re not ruling them out. We just aren’t going to be doing any full time touring or recording as The Starting Line for a while.”

The band cited tumultuous label relationships as one of the major reasons they’re stepping back to reassess their future.

The good news? There are plans to drop a previously unreleased album that they recorded for We The People Records—and a possible DVD as well. And everyone in the band has side projects, so it’s not like they’re dropping off the face of the earth. Sigh.

TSL is also heading out on tour very soon—better snatch those tickets just in case they don’t come back again. ‘Cause I mean, we’ve all been through break-ups and we know what “taking a break” can POTENTIALLY lead to… just sayin’.

Bust out your calendars and get them dates down:

3.19 Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Small’s Theatre3.20 Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews3.21 Chicago, IL @ Metro3.22 Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave3.24 Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue3.25 Des Moines, IA @ People’s3.26 Sauget, IL @ Pop’s3.27 Kansas City, MO @ The Beaumont3.28 Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre3.29 Salt Lake City, UT @ In the Venue3.31 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon4.1 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre4.2 Eugene, OR @ McDonald Theatre4.3 San Francisco, CA @ Slims4.4 Orangevale, CA @ The Boardwalk4.5 Irvine, CA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre (Bamboozle Left, non-headline)4.6 Las Vegas, NV @ Jillians4.7 Tucson, AZ @ The Rock4.9 San Antonio, TX @ The White Rabbit4.10 Dallas, TX @ House of Blues4.11 Houston, TX @ Meridian4.13 Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues4.14 Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution4.15 St. Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Landing4.16 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade4.17 Norfolk, VA @ Norva Theatre4.18 Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory4.19 Worcester, MA @ Worcester Palladium4.20 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club 5.4 East Rutherford, NJ @ Meadowlands (Bamboozle, non-headline)