The Smith Westerns announced that they are going on an indefinite hiatus. The news comes after group will only have one performance this year, scheduled for December 23.
Smith Westerns first performance of 2014 looks like it will also be the last of their career. The group is scheduled to perform at Schubas in Chicago. Smith Westerns frontman, Cullen Omori made the official announcement on his Facebook page.
Omori also mentioned via social media that guitarist Max Kakacek will not be in attendance at the final show. He stated Max’s status as “indisposed”. Despite this, it seems that the remaining group members, Cameron Omori and Julien Ehrlich will be in attendance.
The Smith Westerns formed in 2007 and released their first album, The Smith Westerns two years later. There final album Soft Will was released last year. The album was not as widely received as expected due to their label change to Mom + Pop Music.
Cullen Omori’s full Facebook post can be found below. Fans can find out more information about the Smith Westerns and their final performance via Omori’s twitter page.
Cullen Omori’s Facebook Post:
“Just a reminder the 23rd at Schubas is the last official Smith Westerns show of the year and very well of all time. It’s been a pretty crazy 7 years since we started this while we were still in high school, and this official show is the last before an indefinite hiatus. However, Max and I will still continue to create new music albeit in our own new respective projects. Last Chance, Will probably sell out come help say goodbye!”