The Dillinger Escape Plan

The Dillinger Escape Plan To Call It Quits Next Year (Updated)


Update – August 05th 09:26am:

Band vocalist Greg Puciato has now shared his thoughts on the breakup, you can read what he had to say here.

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The Dillinger Escape Plan guitarist Ben Weinman has shared the unfortunate news that their upcoming new album “Dissociation” (out October 14th) will be their last. In an interview with Noisey, Weinman said of their plans to call it quits:

“Well, I think in some ways we didn’t want to pull a ‘Seinfeld‘, you know what I mean? The band has actually never been more prolific and we’re as credible and popular as ever. I think whenever we’re on stage, there’s not another band in the world playing at that time that even comes close to us, and that’s our goal.

We’re really excited about this new album as well, but at the same time, it’s going to be our 20-year anniversary in 2017—it might be even longer because I’m not sure when I started writing songs, but the first EP came out in ’97—so I think it’s one of those things where we didn’t want to get to the point where we’re stopping because we have to or because we’re old or people are kind of over it.

Who knows if that would ever happen, but I feel way more empowered in making hard decisions. I don’t like the idea of slowing down or doing it less often, I like to just dive in full-force and take things to the extreme because that’s what this band has always been about.”

He later added:

“I mean, it’s probably a fact that we couldn’t do it when we’re 60, but we’re not stopping right now because we feel incapable, that’s for sure. There’s a reality that eventually, the type of show that we’re doing wouldn’t be realistic—I’m pretty much falling apart at the limbs at this point—but it doesn’t matter, because when we play, we play

The rest of the world and anything else going on in our lives doesn’t exist. I think that’s what I’ll miss the most, those moments. But there isn’t any time in the very near future where we feel like we couldn’t do this; we still feel excitement from it and still get that catharsis when we play because it’s uninhibited free expression. But, again, one of the reasons to stop now is because it’s great to still feel that way and control our destiny.”

Speaking of their final plans, he shared:

“We are going to do the cycle for this album and that’s it. But there are a lot of things that go into this cycle. We have a full US tour that we’ll be doing in the fall and then we’ll be doing a massive tour in Europe in the winter, and that will probably take us towards playing other areas like Australia or wherever we have to hit. Then I’m sure we’ll come back around and hit summer festivals and figure out what our very last shows will be around that time.”

For more from Weinman on the band’s plans to call it quits, head over to Noisey. The grouphave also detailed the aforementioned new album, which will now stand as their final release. It will run as follows:

The Dillinger Escape Plan - Dissociation

01 – “Limerent Death
02 – “Symptom Of Terminal Illness
03 – “Wanting Not So Much As To
04 – “Fugue
05 – “Low Feelds Blvd
06 – “Surrogate
07 – “Honeysuckle
08 – “Manufacturing Discontent
09 – “Apologies Not Included
10 – “Nothing To Forget
11 – “Dissociation

You can pre-order the effort here. Current live dates include:

08/05 Toronto, ON – Hard Luck
08/06 Montreal, QC – Heavy Montreal
08/07 Boston, MA – Great Scott
08/08 Brooklyn, NY – Rough Trade
08/09 Washington, DC – DC9
08/10 Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie
08/13 San Francisco, CA – Thee Parkside
08/14 San Diego, CA – Casbah
08/15 Los Angeles, CA – The Hi Hat
08/16 Santa Ana, CA – Constellation
08/20 Richmond, VA – Hadad’s Lake (‘Gwar-B-Q‘)
08/26 Reading, UK – Reading Festival
09/16 Chicago, IL – Riot Fest

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