is calling it quits, at least for now.
Frontman Justin Vernon bore the bad news to a home-state audience during a concert at the Riverside Theater in Milwaukee. Vernon announced the show would be the last they play as a full band for an “indefinite” period of time, or at least “until next year,” according to The Tripwire (via Absolute Punk).
fans needn’t be too broken up over the development as Vernon humorously promised the crowd that the band would return with “at least three more songs.” Something else to look forward to: Vernon’s performance with his “guitar mentor,” Chris Rosenau of Collections of Colonies of Bees. The duo will be soundtracking Charlie Chaplin’s 1925 silent comedy, The Gold Rush, at the New York Guitar Festival on Jan. 21. Oh, and there’s always Volcano Choir. See? Even when Vernon says he’s taking a break, he’s really not.