Rumors and press releases have been spreading this morning that Guided By Voices has once again broken up. Fortunately, an official statement from the band says otherwise:
In other words, it sounds like the guys still have a lot of exciting plans down the road. The forthcoming studio album, Let’s Go Eat The Factory, is still scheduled for release on Jan. 1, 2012 and now, apparently, we’re getting another album called Class Clown Spots A UFO and a Pollard solo album.
Furthermore, the news of the band’s canceled dates came with some other major announcements as well. According to a press release, The Afghan Whigs have announced that they have reunited after being broken up for more than 10 years. The band will be replacing Guided By Voices at the All Tomorrow’s Parties I’ll Be Your Mirror event on May 27 in London.
The acclaimed group has released six successful rock albums—their last being the album 1965 from 1998. The Afghan Whigs will also play Asbury Park in New Jersey on Sept. 22. Tickets for that event will go on sale in early January.