Yellowcard is breaking up: they're giving fans a new single, album and final world tour

Posted at 5:32 PM, Jun 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-24 20:32:42-04

The band Yellowcard surprised (perhaps shocked) fans on Friday with some big announcements: a new album, a single and music video from that album, a world tour and that they would be the band's last.

Yes, Yellowcard is breaking up.

"Putting this into words hasn't been easy," the band wrote in an open letter to fans on their website. "After countless discussions and months of thought, we have decided that it is time for Yellowcard to come to an end."

It has been 19 years since since the quintet first formed in Jacksonville, Florida. They had a couple replacements over the years, but a lot of success came in 2004 with their song, and album, Ocean Avenue.

"It is with you, the fans in mind, that this decision was made, We [sic] wanted to have the chance to share our farewell with as many fans around the world as we could, and now is the right time to do just that," the band wrote.

The band released the first single (Rest in Peace) from their final self-titled album, which is expected to be released at the end of September.

Yellowcard in Arizona

Yellowcard will be in Arizona two final times. The band is part of Van's Warped Tour which will be at the Phoenix Event and Sports Complex, 2209 N. 99th Avenue, on August 2.

The band's world tour will make a stop at The Marquee Theatre on October 19.

"Once this final chapter for Yellowcard comes to a close, we will all be heading in new directions in our lives, but these memories will never leave us."