Anathema announce indefinite hiatus (cancel shows)

British progressive rock/metal act Anathema have announced an indefinite hiatus.

In a message issued today, the band said:

Dear Anathema family,

This year is one like no others.

We’ve all – every one of you included – faced unpredictable challenges, which impacted both our professional and personal situations. In this hardest of times, events over this year have left us with no option but to go on an indefinite hiatus. As individuals, it is now time to pursue other paths in life.

We are beyond grateful for everyone’s support over the years. There is no end to the love and respect we have for our fans for giving us the best years of our lives. The generosity you all showed following the unexpected cancellation of our tour will always stay with us.

We could never have anticipated how this year would turn out.

Many, many thanks. Anathema

Earlier this year, Anathema released a 10th anniversary edition of their eighth studio album, ‘We’re Here Because We’re Here,’ which features ‘Lockdown 2020’ versions of “Thin Air,” “Summernight Horizon,” “Everything,” and “Angels Walk Among Us” (in the digital version only).

Due to Covid-19, the band were forced to postpone and reschedule (twice) their European tour in support of said anniversary release. Those dates (listed below) are now cancelled.

Anathema’s latest full-length release, ‘The Optimist,’ dropped in 2017 through Kscope.

Anathema European 2021 tour (cancelled):

08/01 – Leeds, Warehouse
09/01 – Cardiff, Tramshed
10/01 – Southampton, Engine Rooms
12/01 – Cologne, Essigfrabrik
13/01 – Hamburg, Gruenspan
14/01 – Berlin, Astra
15/01 – Stuttgart, Longhorn
16/01 – Vienna, Simm City
17/01 – Budapest, Akvarium
19/01 – Zurich, Dynamo
20/01 – Marseille, Espace Julien
21/01 – Zaragoza, CC Delicias
22/01 – Barcelona, Barts
23/01 – Madrid, But
24/01 – Pamplona, Totem

Concert shot by Rodrigo Fredes

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