It’s a sad time to be young, knowing the worst has just begun.
Today is a day of endings, it seems. Yesterday, it was announced that Hostage Calm, a band beloved in their home state of Connecticut and rapidly rising beyond, had dropped off the bill in the midst of their nationwide tour with Citizen. After an evening of silence, they announced the band would no longer continue.
Read the statement from their website below:
“Hostage Calm has broken up. It’s too soon, it’s too young, and it hurts too much.
All planned shows are canceled. We are still figuring out if and when there will be any final shows.
I want to personally thank every one of you who supported us over the years. You shared so much more with us than you’ll ever know. From our music to our politics, you helped make a bunch of Wallingford kids’ foolish dreams a reality. It was the great privilege of our young lives.
To all of you who’ve connected with us, who’ve grown with us, who’ve loved, changed, cried, lived with us – and to all of you who will yet – Just know that we loved what we did, and we could never have done it alone. “I’ve been a hero, and I’ve been a fool. And all of it for you.”
Shocking and dismaying news for certain. Their latest dazzling album, Die On Stage, was released less than a month ago to critical acclaim, making it onto one of our own Top 10 lists. It seems the title was all too prescient.
Hostage Calm will be dearly missed and ever remembered.