Texas in July have only put out four albums in their eight years together, and really didn’t get on the map until 2011, the release of their second album, One Reality. And while the quartet got increasingly popular with each release, they announced that they’ll be breaking up this year. It’s not clear if this has anything to do with the “medical emergency” with drummer Adam Gray that forced them to cut two tours short. And while they haven’t officially offered a reason for breaking up, two of its members, Gray and bassist Ben Witkowski commented via press release:
“I’ve had the best times of my life during the last eight years with this band,” shares drummer Adam Gray. “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!
The band will first go on a European tour, and will play their final U.S. dates later this year. Here’s what Witkowsi says about playing their final European dates:
“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.”
Before the European tour, Texas in July will play as direct support for Gideon, and their final U.S. run will be announced later this year.