Isis to part ways after summer tour

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Boston-bred/L.A.-based rockers Isis will part ways after their co-headlining summer tour with The Melvins. The band’s breakup was not attributed to feuding between members, but simply that they had accomplished everything they could as a group. The notion of quitting while they were on top was preferable to a gradual fading from the music scene.

“This end isn’t something that occurred over night and it hasn’t been brought about by a single cataclysmic fracture in the band,” Isis said in a statement. “Simply put, Isis has done everything we wanted to do, said everything we wanted to say. In the interest of preserving the love we have of this band, for each other, for the music made and for all the people who have continually supported us, it is time to bring it to a close.”

“We’ve seen too many bands push past the point of a dignified death and we all promised one another early on in the life of the band that we would do our best to ensure Isis would never fall victim to that syndrome. We’ve had a much longer run than we ever expected we would and accomplished a great deal more than we ever imagined possible.”

The band went on to sincerely thank all those that have helped shape the band over the past 13 years and say they will “do what we’ve always done and let our music speak for us” with their final tour.

After the tour, Isis plans on completing a final EP and compiling live audio/visual material for future releases. The band’s latest studio effort, Wavering Radiant, was released last April. Produced by Joe Barresi (The Melvins, Queens of the Stone Age), Wavering Radiant also features guitarist Adam Jones of Tool on two tracks.

Isis will perform their last shows in Boston at the Paradise Rock Club on Sunday, June 20 and Monday, June 21. The Melvins will headline the first show in Boston while Isis will headline the second. Opening both shows will be Totimoshi. Tickets are now on sale through Live Nation for $18. The tour’s final show will take place in Montreal, the same city that Isis played their first show.

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