The King Blues Announce Shock Split

Earlier today, The King Blues announced that they have split up in a seemingly out-of-the-blue blog post on their website (which has since suffered server problems due to the amount of distressed fans visiting for verification).

The London ska punk band had begun the year writing their fourth studio album in LA alongside producer John Feldmann and Patrick Stump. The recently recorded “Long Live The Struggle” will still be released but it will be their last.

You can read the band’s break-up statement below:

“It is with great sadness and very heavy hearts that we must inform you, that as of today The King Blues are no more.

We are all immensely proud of our body of work. We will be releasing the last The King Blues album entitled ‘Long Live The Struggle’ as the final chapter. The album will be released in early July 2012

We simply feel we have taken things as far as they can go and it would be unfair on you if we were to go through the motions like so many other artists do. We all believe strongly in what The King Blues stands for.

Can we take this opportunity to thank you all so much for your support, love and passion down the years.

long live the struggle

in solidarity,

The King Blues”

Are you shocked to hear the news?

Are you still excited to hear “Long Live The Struggle”?