‘For Today’ Says Goodbye: Farewell Tour Kicks off Sept. 14th, Statement Available


FT_2016For Today have enjoyed a productive decade-plus as a band, but it’s all about to come to an end. The group recently announced that they will embark on a 2016 “Farewell Tour” before officially calling it a career.

In a statement, the band revealed that the decision to split was an amicable one and that their friendships will last beyond the final note the band plays. Their statement on the matter can be read below:

“After over 11 years as a band, six full-length albums and one EP, we have decided to make 2016 the last year of For Today. When we started this band in 2005, we never imagined that our music would make it out of Sioux City, Iowa, let alone take us all around the world multiple times. Our lives have been hugely impacted by the time we’ve spent making music and touring. We met our wives, had kids, and relocated to different states because of For Today. It’s been an incredible experience, but we feel like now is the time to close this chapter of our lives and move on. There’s no behind-the-scenes drama happening or disagreements between band members. We’re all still best friends and will continue to be long after the band is over. We want to thank everybody who has made this possible, especially the fans who have kept us going for so many years. That’s why we’re excited to announce that we’re doing an extensive farewell tour, hitting all our favorite cities in the country, as well as some international dates. Come hang out with us one last time and let’s make these last shows some that we’ll never forget! — For Today”

Siblings Ryan and Brandon Leitru have been with the band since 2005, with unclean vocalist Mattie Montgomery joining in 2007. Drummer David Puckett joined in 2012, and bassist Jim Hughes is the newest member, having joined in 2015. As stated, the band released six full length albums, with 2012’s “Immortal” achieving the highest chart position at No. 15 on the Billboard 200. The band’s most recent effort, “Wake” was released last fall through Nuclear Blast.

Our review of “Wake” can be found here.

They’ll kick things off Sept. 14 in Iowa City, Iowa, with a North American leg continuing into early October. After that, the band will travel to South American and Europe, before returning for a final second North American leg in November and December. The final date will take place Dec. 15 in Chicago. Dates and locations are listed below.


Upcoming Shows:

Jul 29 HeavenFest Morrison, CO
Jul 30 Bandimere Speedway Morrison, CO
Sep 14 Blue Moose Taphouse Iowa City, IA
Sep 15 Emerson Theater Indianapolis, IN
Sep 16 Agora Theatre and Ballroom Cleveland, OH
Sep 17 Shippensburg Fairgrounds Shippensburg, PA
Sep 18 The Stache at Intersection Grand Rapids, MI
Sep 20 Waiting Room Buffalo, NY
Sep 21 The Hard Luck Toronto, Canada
Sep 22 La Tulipe Montreal, Canada
Sep 23 The Met Pawtucket, RI
Sep 24 Chameleon Club Lancaster, PA
Sep 25 Starland Ballroom Sayreville, NJ
Sep 27 The Canal Club Richmond, VA
Sep 28 Arizona Pete’s Greensboro, NC
Sep 29 Rocketown Nashville, TN
Sep 30 Zydeco Birmingham, AL
Oct 01 The Orpheum Tampa, FL
Oct 02 Murry Hill Theatre Jacksonville, FL
Oct 04 Vinyl Music Hall Pensacola, FL
Oct 05 Scout Bar Houston, TX
Oct 06 House of Rock Corpus Christi, TX
Oct 07 Dirty Dog Bar Austin, TX
Oct 08 The Vanguard Tulsa, OK

Oct 16 Clash Club Sao Paulo, Brazil
Oct 18 Uniclub Buenos Aires, Argentina
Oct 20 Teatro Cariola Santiago, Chile
Oct 22 Auditorio Lumiere Bogota, Colombia

10/26-11/1 (European Dates to be announced soon)

Nov 04 Granada Theater Lawrence, KS
Nov 05 The Summit Music Hall Denver, CO
Nov 06 The Complex Salt Lake City, UT
Nov 08 El Corazon Seattle, WA
Nov 09 Hawthorne Theatre Portland, OR
Nov 10 Ace of Spades Sacramento, CA
Nov 11 Soma San Diego, CA
Nov 12 Glasshouse Pomona, CA
Nov 13 Chain Reaction Anaheim, CA
Nov 15 Joe’s Grotto Phoenix, AZ
Nov 16 Sunshine Theater Albuquerque, NM
Nov 17 89th Street Collective Oklahoma City, OK
Nov 19 Korova San Antonio, TX
Dec 01 The Social Orlando, FL
Dec 02 The Masguerade Atlanta, GA
Dec 03 The Underground Charlotte, NC
Dec 04 Baltimore Soundstage Baltimore, MD
Dec 06 Theatre of Living Arts Philadelphia, PA
Dec 07 The Palladium Worcester, MA
Dec 08 The Gramercy Theatre New York, NY
Dec 09 Mr. Small’s Theatre Millvale, PA
Dec 10 Newport Music Hall Columbus, OH
Dec 11 The Crofoot Pontiac, MI
Dec 13 Wooly’s Des Moines, IA
Dec 14 The Cabooze Minneapolis, MN
Dec 15 The Bottom Lounge Chicago, IL
Dec 16 The Ready Room St Louis, MO
Dec 18 The Door Dallas, TX

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Video below: ‘No Truth, No Sacrifice’

Video below: ‘Fearless’

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