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From Sub-Pop and Sleater-Kinney themselves…

After eleven years as a band, Sleater-Kinney have decided to go on indefinite hiatus.

The upcoming summer shows will be our last. As of now, there are no plans for future tours or recordings. We feel lucky to have had the support of many wonderful people over the years. We want to thank everyone who has worked with us, written kind words about us, performed with us, and inspired us.

But mostly we want to extend our gratitude to our amazing fans. You have been a part of our story from the beginning. We could not have made our music without your enthusiasm, passion, and loyalty. It is you who have made the entire journey worthwhile.

You best believe that I’ll be watching their sure-to-be-epic Lollapalooza 2006 set. I’m really sorry to see this, too — I just started liking them after The Woods came out (obviously later than I should have) — and it appears that my first Sleater-Kinney show will be their last.

Sleater-Kinney Final Tour Dates
Jul 29 – Mellwood Arts Center – Louisville, KY
Jul 31 – Starlight Ballroom – Philadelphia, PA
Aug 01 – 930 Club – Washington, DC
Aug 02 – Webster Hall – New York City, NY
Aug 04 – Lollapalooza (Grant Park) – Chicago, IL

Update: Sub Pop just announced that their last show will be at the Crystal Ballroom on August 11th. Look for more details in next week’s Rocka Rolla column (source).

[via Gapers Block]