Winnipeg’s folky, punky, sensitive indie rockers the Weakerthans haven’t released an album since 2007’s Reunion Tour, and they haven’t played live in two years. So this may not come as a huge shock, but according to a new tweet by drummer Justin Tait and an Instagram post by CBC Music, the band is now officially done after 18 years. R.I.P.
Word is getting out that The Weakerthans are done. Here's the song we used to take the stage to for years. Bye bye. https://t.co/00jrQ0oNNJ
— Jason Tait (@JasonjTait) July 14, 2015
The amazing Winnipeg band The Weakerthans placed 15th on our #cbcmusic100 list of the best Canadian bands ever. Led by the vulnerable vocals and poetic lyrics of John K. Samson, the band released four brilliant albums between 1997 and 2007. That means it's been eight years since the last one ("Reunion Tour"). Don't hold your breath for a fifth studio record. Guitarist and manager Stephen Carroll has reported that the beloved band is no more. This puck was picked up at the merch table on one of their final tours. Let's hope for an actual reunion tour. #theweakerthans #leftandleaving #reuniontour #fallow #reconstructionsite #winnipeg #indierock #cancon #puckrock #pucks @jasonjtait #johnksamson