Fans have been left in a state of devastation and confusion following the Creeper headline show at London's KOKO last night.
After an electric set where the Southampton punks screamed through all of their classics and a handful of deep-cuts, frontman Will Gould made an announcement before their encore song of the evening 'Misery'.
“Of all the shows we’ve played in this last four years, this one will remain with us the longest, because not only is it the last show of this album, but it’s the last show that we’ll ever do” shared the enigmatic Gould.
The speech delivered by Gould is an almost word for word performance of the famed speech delivered by David Bowie at the Hammersmith Apollo on July 03, 1973 where he killed off his character Ziggy Stardust. To the shock of fans, Bowie shared "This has been one of the greatest tours of our life… Of all the shows on this tour, this one will remain with us the longest, because not only is it the last show of the tour, but it’s the last show that we will ever do."
Following Gould's prophetic speech and an emotional performance of 'Misery', Creeper removed their signature Callous Hearts jackets and placed them ceremonially at the front of the stage, while a black and white montage of behind the scenes footage of the band was projected across the back of the stage.
Could this mark the end of Creeper? Or have they pulled a Bowie on all of us, and are simply killing off The Callous Heart?
Whether this is the end, or the beginning of a new era, the impact of Creeper is undeniable.