"This has been the adventure of a lifetime, and it is all because of you."
The Summer Set have announced an indefinite hiatus.
"We know that many of you have been wondering what has been going on with The Summer Set for some time now," they wrote.
"We sincerely appreciate the concern, and thank you for your patience while we have taken the time to figure that out ourselves."
"When we first started this band, our goals were simple: to make music, buy a fifteen-passenger van, and play shows anywhere we possibly could."
"Over the years, we were fortunate enough [to] watch it grow. Shows got bigger, fans turned into friends, and together, we built something that we could have never imagined. For that, we are truly grateful."
"Sadly, a decision has been made, and The Summer set will be going on hiatus indefinitely."
"Over the last year, Brian has decided to leave the band in order to pursue his own aspirations. We wish him the best in his future endeavours."
"We cannot thank you enough for the gift you have given us over the past ten years. This has been the adventure of a lifetime, and it is all because of you."
"Thank you for letting us into your lives. Thank you for making our dreams come true. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you."
The band released their fourth album 'Stories For Monday' back in 2016.
Frontman Brian Dales recently launched his new project, DALES.
He's written about how he fell out of love with music, and thanked the band's fans for their support over the years. He also thanked the other band members.
"On tour, I’d stay in the darkness of my bunk all day until soundcheck, struggle to hold a conversation during meet & greets," he recalled, "then barely make it through the shows without counting down the minutes until they were over."
"At home, it wasn’t much different. I was apathetic toward the album we were making and toward my abilities as a songwriter, so I slept all day, drank all night, and distracted myself with new people who weren’t really even my friends."
"I lost the ability to care, and I lost the ability to feel anything. I didn’t love me, so why should you? It was the darkest period of my life. I planned a solo trip to Alaska with the intention of never making music again when I returned."
He went on to explain how DALES was born.
"To John, Stephen, Jess, And Josh:"
"I have loved this journey every single step of the way. On my best days and on my worst days. From The Modified Arts to The Macy’s Day Parade. We put more miles on that old van than dollars we may ever have in our bank accounts. (I still can’t believe we sold that van to a church.) This has been, and may always be my greatest ride."
"To The Fans: All I can say is thank you. I never in my wildest dreams thought this would last 10 years. You were there for me on my worst of days, and I’m sorry I wasn’t always there for you in return. You guys stood by our side during the awkward teenage years, through the terrible haircuts (which thankfully, you can still google!) through growing up, and most importantly…through the blood, sweat, and tears of four albums and more tours than I can count."
"I’ve seen places around the world I never thought I’d see, all because of you. There is no home quite like a room full of you guys screaming back the songs we made together. Make no mistake, that will live forever and never die."
It doesn't look like there will be a farewell tour in the immediate future.
Just to clear this up, only one member denied the farewell tour. But the rest of us will continue working together. We ❤️ you.— Jess Bowen (@JessBowen) October 17, 2017