Allstar Weekend have posted a goodbye message prior to their last show on the Vans Warped Tour, and last Allstar Weekend show. Read a message from the band below!
Today is Allstar Weekend’s last show. To all fans of the band, thank you for your support over the years. If you had a very personal connection to Allstar Weekend’s music, our personalities, or anything else, we’re happy that we were whatever it was to you. We hope as the years go on, your connection to music will continue to grow and evolve. The older I get the more I realize, it wasn’t us, it was how you saw us, and that’s the most important thing. Though we always try to be sincere, and we pride ourselves in what I hope is real honesty, we’d be lying if we told you we were the same people that we set out as 4 years ago. So many things have happened to us as performers and as people and at the end of it all, right here, right now, we’re not the people you’ve seen on stage and in videos anymore. I only say that because I know there is an expectation for the future, and the honest truth is we just don’t want to be that anymore. All that being said, and for lack of the right words, thank you for seeing something in us over these four years, because the things we got to do because of being in this band are not regrets and we are irreversibly defined by these experiences. The fact that we did anything for anybody is remarkable, whether it was simply making you laugh, helping you through a stage in your life, whatever it was, we are humbled by how the little things we did meant something more. Thank you for that.
If you listen to any music we release collectively or individually after now and like it, we look forward to your interest. That being said, everything we do in the future will not be like Allstar Weekend, in name or in mindset, and we don’t want you to listen to our new endeavors just because you liked Allstar Weekend. We saw that a song was leaked online and some of you guys heard it and started fan pages and changed your twitter handles. We know you guys had the best intentions in doing that, it’s just we want to prove ourselves and the new music that we’re really proud of. If we’re just “ex-Allstar Weekend,” we’ll never get the fresh start we want. So if you post about our new band in any way, please don’t mention Allstar Weekend, it defeats the purpose of starting anew. We also don’t want you to be disappointed if you come to a show and it’s not what you expected based on past Allstar Weekend shows. We will not play any Allstar Weekend songs, and we’ll be really bummed out if you ask. It’s like going up to you and asking about an ex-boyfriend, you may have some great memories with him, but now you don’t really want to think or talk about him. Also, you have given us so many incredible gifts over the years. Some have been so thoughtful. But we don’t have room to keep everything and we’d feel horrible having to throw out your hard work. We promise that being a fan of our music and supporting us is just as important as any gift. If you were here today for our last show, went to any of the shows on this last tour, or even if you saw us once years ago, once again, thank you. Although we’re ready to say goodbye, this is more surreal than any of us expected.