Well, that’s put a downer on our Wednesday. In a post on their official MySpace page, one of our favourite young British bands, Rinoa, have announced their intention to split up following their headline tour of the UK next month.
We say again: that sucks major balls.
In their statement announcing their intention to split, the band said the following:
“We’re utterly crushed to announce that Rinoa is splitting up.
Certain factors meant that the band couldn’t continue as it was, and anything else wouldn’t have been good enough.
Therefore the November UK Headline tour with While She Sleeps will be our Farewell Tour. Please help us out – buy a ticket and tell your friends to buy a ticket. There will be new merch but it will be limited and never re-printed.
We want to lavish heartfelt praise and thanks onto Eyesofsound, The Agency Group, the magazines and webzines and all the promoters that have allowed us to follow our dream up to this point and achieve things we never expected in a million years. And to the people who came to the shows, came on tour with us, gave us their lounges, bought our music, bought our threads, partied with us and said nice things – there are simply no words for how you make us feel. Love you loads.
Some of us are continuing with music. Until then, see you in November. Bring Cleenex. <3
James, Jozef, Perry, David and Matthew.”
We’ll miss you, lads. Especially because you led to touching moments like the one that takes place at 3 minutes 25 second into our Sonisphere interview…
Watch Thrash Hits TV: Rinoa @ Sonisphere Festival 2010:
Earlier this year, we gave Rinoa’s debut full-length release, An Age Among Them, a rare-beyond-rare full 6 marks out of 6. Yes, it really is that good. If you don’t already have it, then you’re some kind of idiot. Rinoa’s final tour is a mere 10 dates, so if you need to beg, borrow, bully your way into some form of transportation to get down to one of these shows, we suggest you get yourself organised. You can bet your bottom dollar that the Thrash Hits crew will be out in force for that Barfly show.
Rinoa November tour dates:
11 London Camden Barfly
12 Plymouth White Rabbit
13 Milton Keynes Crauford Arms
14 Leeds Cockpit
15 Glasgow Ivory Blacks
16 Inverness Mad Hatters
18 Oxford The Cellar
19 Southampton Joiners
20 Northampton Roadmenders
21 Bristol The Croft