Tonight in Seattle:  

...and now The Cops are taking a hiatus?

Earlier in the week I reported that Ms. Led is playing their final show next month and now another one of my favorite local bands is going on hiatus. This didn't end well for Sleater-Kinney but who knows, right?

Michael Jaworski of The Cops sent out this e-mail:

After 4 1/2 years, 2 records, an EP, several tours and over 230 shows played, we're taking a break for an undetermined amount of time. It's bittersweet, but the time has come. 4 1/2 years of touring have been financially and personally taxing and some of the band members want to focus on other things in life. Everyone in the band still loves each other and will greatly miss playing music together, but we’ve decided that it’s time to step away from the band for a while. Personally, I have plans for a couple new music projects and I’m excited to spread my wings in some different directions. Drew Church is always playing music with someone, and you can put good money on seeing David Weeks and John Randolph back in action some point.

 

Hopefully we will play again as The Cops, but we're just not sure when that will be. Maybe we can do this rock n' roll circus thing again next year? If not, it should be a great way to cap an amazing run for the band. On behalf of Drew Church, John Randolph, David Weeks, and myself, The Cops want to say thanks to everyone for the support over the past 4 ½ years and I sincerely hope we have a chance to make music together for everyone again.

The "rock n' roll circus" thing is a 3-night stand at the Sunset that The Cops are headlining. He describes it as "[t]aking a cue from the Rolling Stones, The Cops will curate a 3 night Rock n’ Roll Circus at The Sunset in Seattle from Thursday December 18th to Saturday December 20th. Basically, this is a series of nights where we invite our friends and ask our favorite bands in the city to share the stage with us for some incredible shows."

The details of The Cops' Rock n' Roll Circus are:

Thursday December 18

 

Cancer Rising
The Cops
The Bad Things
Widower
8pm doors / $10 / Buy tickets HERE

 

Friday December 19

 

The Cops
The Fall of Troy
Kinski
The Whore Moans
8pm doors / $10 / Buy tickets HERE

 

Saturday December 20

 

Spiral Stairs (of Pavement, Preston School of Industry)
The Cops
The Sea Navy
Wallpaper
8pm doors / $10 / Buy tickets HERE

Let's hope this is only temporary and the hiatus is short-lived. In the meantime, I'll be seeing you at the Sunset soon, right?

So sad ... one of my favorite bands ever. Was really looking forward to their new album. GOD SAVE THE COPS, TRUE BROTHERS OF REAL ROCK AND ROLL!!!

Dear Seattle bands,

Please stop breaking up. Seriously.

Hugs and kisses,
igDana

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