Conductor James Levine has returned from an absence of more than two years to lead…
- Posted on Jul 9th 2012 3:29PM by Spinner
"That's it then, it's the end," the post begins. "With neither a whimper, a bang or a reunion. Thirty years of ideas and melodies, endless meetings and European tours, press releases, singalong choruses and Dada sound poetry, finally at an end."
It's a pretty lengthy statement, and the gist of it is that the band no longer felt they could maintain their energy and creative output. Aside from their hit song, the band released over 15 albums, with singles such as "Amnesia" and "Top of the World (Olé, Olé, Olé)" having some success. They also admitted to dealing with some tension, but that isn't the catalyst for the split.
"There have been squabbles and arguments along the way. A deal of griping, frustration, moaning, exasperation –- but always alongside a huge amount of goodwill and generosity, good humour and love. What a riot it's been, frankly. And now it's time to clear up the mess and move on."
They'll be playing a few more shows before the end of the year, and said that it's not very likely they'll ever get back together. To read the full statement, click here.