Opting to go out on top, the bandmembers (Matt Embree, Steve Choi, Joe Troy and Chris Tsagakis) will instead pursue their many other musical projects and identities.
As an avid RXB fan, this news ruined my week (and year), but I understand their need to explore newer musical avenues. It still stings, though.
Anyway, this morning they announced the details for the farewell tour, with a few shows in So*Cal, of course.
Curiously, the trek finishes up in San Francisco and not their native Long Beach, but that just means road-tripping is in order.
Sigh. If you haven't ever witnessed the incredibleness of an RXB live show, you obviously better get to one (or more) of these gigs. Anybody who misses out, well I feel sorry for you.
The dates, via Sargent House:
RX BANDITS FAREWELL SUMMER TOUR 2011 May 14 - San Diego, CA @ Mariners Point OMBAC Coming Out Party Jun 26 - Tempe, AZ @ Marquee * Jun 28 - Dallas, TX @ Granada * Jun 29 - Austin, TX @ Emo's * Jun 30 - San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit * July 01 - Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald's * July 03 - New Orleans, LA @ Howlin' Wolf * July 05 - Orlando, FL @ The Social * July 06 - Orland, FL @ The Social * July 07 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room * July 08 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade * July 09 - Washington DC @ 9:30 Club * July 10 - Philadelphia, PA @ Theater of Living Arts TLA * July 12 - New York, NY @ Irving Plaza * July 14 - Cambridge, MA @ The Middle East * July 15 - Cambridge, MA @ The Middle East July 16 - Portland, ME @ Port City Music Hall July 17 - Montreal, Quebec, Canada @ Cafe Campus * July 18 - Toronto, Ontario, Canada @ Mod Club * July 20 - Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick * July 21 - Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge July 22 - Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall * July 23 - Lawrence, KS @ The Bottleneck * July 24 - Denver, CO @ The Summit * July 25 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Complex * July 27 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon * July 28 - Portland, OR @ The Hawthorne * July 30 - Santa Cruz, CA @ Catalyst * July 31 - Sacramento, CA @ Ace Of Spades * Aug 03 - Long Beach, CA @ Long Beach Performing Arts Center Aug 04 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Mayan Aug 06 - Pomona, CA @ Glasshouse Aug 07 - San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom
* w/ Maps & Atlases