Ocean Avenue is about to be a lonely place. Pop punk band Yellowcard announced in a note that they will disband at the end of their current world tour.
“We realized that this was the right time to step away and preserve the legacy and integrity of the band,” the band members wrote. “It is with you, the fans in mind, that this decision was made, We wanted to have the chance to share our farewell with as many fans around the world as we could, and now is the right time to do just that.”
Yellowcard will release their final album, the self-titled Yellowcard, on Sept. 30, and the band’s final tour date is Dec. 18 in Birmingham, England.
“We went into this record knowing it would be the last,” the band writes. “The motivation behind this was to make sure these songs came from a place that was deeply rooted in us. We wanted to push ourselves to create a lasting finale for this incredible story on our own. It is also why we chose to self-title the album… We’ve made one of the strongest records of our career and a fitting final creative piece.”
Yellowcard formed in 1997 as a hardcore punk band, but a change in band members quickly ushered in a new sound that was more pop-influenced. They attained mainstream success after the release of their fourth studio album Ocean Avenue in 2003, thanks in large part to the album’s single of the same name. The band went on to put out another five albums between 2006 and 2014.