On October 17, The Summer Set announced that they would be going on an indefinite hiatus. With Brian Dales, the lead singer, having left for his solo project earlier this year, this was not unexpected.
Dear Friends, pic.twitter.com/rOnnngf5C8
— The Summer Set (@thesummerset) October 17, 2017
The post includes several thank-yous to fans, a well-wishing for Brian and several nostalgic mentions. Among the nostalgia, the band reminisced on their initial goals for the band:
When we first started the band, our goals were simple: to make music, buy a fifteen-passenger van, and play shows anywhere we possible could. Over the years, we were fortunate enough to watch it grow.
Each of The Summer Set members took to Twitter to share the post and add their own remarks.
With the most grateful heart, pic.twitter.com/qJj4UjF8FV
— Joshua Montgomery (@josh_montgomery) October 17, 2017
The 4 of us also wanted this. We are so sorry. But thank you for all of your love and support. ??
— Jess Bowen (@JessBowen) October 17, 2017
I'm eternally grateful for these last ten years pic.twitter.com/FwB2h17sMk
— dope human ???? (@johngmz) October 17, 2017
This hurts so much to say. Thank you for the best ten years of my life. I love you all. pic.twitter.com/fXhG8X0L0J
— Stephen Gomez (@stephen_james) October 17, 2017
On Life, DALES, and The Summer Set. https://t.co/9Jm3iXhOkN
— DALES. (@brianlogandales) October 17, 2017
Brian Dales posted on his Tumblr blog, which you can read here. Within this post, Brian wrote about his struggles with music, his mental health and tour life. He also thanked each band member individually and wrote something to fans of the band.
Jess Bowen is currently on tour with NEKOCAT, her newest project. None of the other members — John Gomez, Stephen Gomez or Joshua Montgomery — have stated where they’re headed next.
We wish all member of The Summer Set the best. And we hope to hear new music from them all soon.
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