Funeral for a Friend split, plan to tour their old tracks one last time

'It's the natural end'

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Welsh band Funeral for a Friend have announced that they are breaking up after 15 years and seven albums.

The guys will say goodbye with a string of shows during which they’ll play the two albums they’re most proud of, 'Casually Dressed & Deep in Conversation' and 'Hours'.

“It's the natural end. We've done everything we set out to do and way more than I could ever have hoped so I'm not upset that it's run its course," band member Matthew Davies-Kreye said.

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Posted by FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND on Monday, September 14, 2015

"We all felt that 'Chapter and Verse' was a pretty decent full stop on an incredible 14 and a half years of making music together.

"So, how do you celebrate a huge part of your life? You play some shows! For me it seemed obvious to go out with both 'Hours' and 'Casually Dressed'.

"I feel that both those records distil what Funeral is to a whole load of people more definitively than just piecing together a set from all the records we've made.

"It seems to me that those are the records that matter most and Hours to me is my proudest achievement in music with Funeral. I don't know why but it fills me with an overwhelming sense of pride."

Tickets for the final shows will go on sale at 10am on Friday 18 September.


Funeral for a Friend will play:

April 5 - Cardiff, Y Plas

April 6 - Cardiff, Y Plas

April 8 - Manchester, The Ritz

April 9 - Manchester, The Ritz

April 10 - Glasgow, Garage

April 11 - Glasgow, Garage

April 13 - Birmingham, Institute

April 14 - Birmingham, Institute

April 15 - London, O2 Shepherds Bush Empire

April 16 - London, O2 Shepherds Bush Empire