Man Overboard to Go on Hiatus

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Pop-punk group Man Overboard announced that they are going to be taking a break from music for a while following their spring tour this year. They continue to reassure fans that this is just a much needed break and not the group planning to  disband. The band will embark on a small spring tour planning to hit the following cities:

April 7 – San Diego, CA – Soma (Tickets / VIP)
April 8 – Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction (Tickets / VIP)
April 9 – San Francisco, CA – Bottom of The Hill (Tickets)
April 10 – Los Angeles, CA – Los Globos (Tickets / VIP)
W/ Forever Came Calling, Souvenirs and Such A Mess

April 14 – Worcester, MA – Palladium Upstairs (Tickets / VIP)
April 15 – New York, NY – Webster Hall (Tickets / VIP)
W/ Watermedown and Gin War

April 16 – Baltimore, MD – Otto Bar (Tickets / VIP)
April 17 – Philadelphia, PA – TLA (Tickets / VIP)
W/ Microwave, Watermedown and Gin War

The band has also released a statement commenting on the hiatus:

We have spent the last 7+ years tirelessly building Man Overboard into something that we all love and are proud of, from booking our first tours and hand numbered copies of the Hung Up On Nothing EP to touring the world and making albums with producers we never thought we’d meet. We put our hearts and souls into this band because it’s something we believe in. Whether we were being detained in a desolate Russian train station after illegally trying cross the border to the Ukraine or walking off stage after a sold out show, our friendship and love for everything this band has afforded us is what makes us want to be a part of Man Overboard forever.

This band has been and will always be something that we hold close to our hearts, not only because it has transformed and shaped us as people but because of how we know how it has affected other people’s lives, be it in a large or small way. Joe Strummer said “Without people you’re nothing” and we know that the support of our friends, families and fans helped guide us to where we are today.

Our current plans are very few and will likely remain that way for a while. Don’t read into it. Don’t think it’s something it’s not. This Spring we will be playing eight shows in the United States. Farewell for now.”

Even though they won’t be active for a while, we can expect to see the pop-punk defenders return to the scene. Farewell for now Man Overboard, we are excited to see what you do once you return!