Texas In July break up; announce European farewell tour

Texas In July

Texas In July have announced that they are calling it quits and will be embarking on a farewell tour beginning with a European run in June. Drummer Adam Gray comments:

“I’ve had the best times of my life during the last eight years with this band. From years of playing for little to no audience – to stages and massive crowds all over the world I thought I would never experience. I’ve met some of the coolest people and am so thankful for all of the friendships I’ve made. It’s time to really dedicate my time to improving at my instrument and getting back to the drawing board. Thank you to all my fans and friends who have supported me and will continue to support me through whatever is next. I hope you see you all one last time on our European farewell tour. Thank you!”

Founding member and bassist Ben Witkowski adds:

“To all of our European fans and friends, it breaks our hearts to say that this coming June will be our final appearance overseas in Europe. We are extremely excited to share these last moments with you all, since you have been such a huge part of the band. We began touring in Europe before Texas In July had ever even played a show in California or any other western states or North American territories. With that being said, it is safe to say that traveling to your countries have always been, and forever will be, one of the most memorable things for us all. Thank you for giving us a home away from home all these years, it has been an absolute pleasure rocking with such a metal part of the world. We love you, see you in June for final Texas In July European tour. Let’s make it the best one we ever had.”

Below are the dates currently lined up for the band beginning with a May trek with Gideon, Kublai Khan and Silent Planet. A U.S. farewell tour is being planned for the fall.

5/08 – Nashville, TN | The End *
5/09 – Birmingham, AL | Zydeco *
5/10 – Atlanta, GA | The Masquerade *
5/12 – Springfield, MO | The Outland Ballroom *
5/13 – Columbus, OH | Double Happiness *
5/14 – Erie, PA | Basement Transmissions *
5/15 – West Springfield, VA | Empire *
5/16 – Brooklyn, NY | Brooklyn Asylum
5/17 – Allentown PA | Planet Trog
5/19 – Albany, NY | Bogies *
5/20 – Montreal, QC | Le Ritz PDB *
5/21 – Ottawa, ON | Ritual *
5/22 – Toronto, ON | Sneaky Dee’s *
5/23 – Howell, MI | Hartland Performing Arts *

European farewell tour:

6/19 – Ysselsteyn, NET | Jera On Air
6/20 – Köln, GER | Morecore Fest
6/21 – Dessel, BEL | Graspop
6/22 – Oldenburg, GER | Amadeus ^
6/24 – Hannover, GER | Musikzentrum ^
6/25 – Ostrava, CZE | Barrak ^
6/26 – Piestany, SLO | Topfest
6/27 – Budapest, HUN | KVLT ^^
6/28 – Milan, ITA | Circolo Svolta, Dissonance Fest ^^
6/29 – Zurich, SWI | Dynamo Werk 21 ^^
6/30 – München, GER | Backstage ^^
7/01 – Wien, AUT | Bach ^^
7/02 – Tel Aviv, ISL | Reading 3 #
7/03 – Wiesbaden, GER | Schlachthof ^
7/04 – Roitzschjora, GER | With Full Force Festival

* = w/ Gideon, Kublai Khan & Silent Planet
^ = w/ Chelsea Grin & Walking With Strangers
^^ = w/ Walking With Strangers
# = w/ Chelsea Grin