Boston, Massachusetts ska/ska-punk/ska-core outfit The Mighty Mighty Bosstones have broken up. The band released the below message today, January 27, 2022:
“After decades of brotherhood, touring the world and making great records together, we have decided to no longer continue on as a band.
Above all, we want to express our sincere gratitude to every single one of you who have supported us.
We could not have done any of it without you.
The Mighty Mighty BossToneS”
Formed in the ’80s, the band released a total of eleven full-length studio albums, with their latest LP, ‘When God Was Great,’ seeing the light of day May 2021 through Hellcat Records. The group also unleashed ten EPs and twenty two singles, among other recordings during their time together.
Lead vocalist Dicky Barrett, bassist Joe Gittleman, tenor saxophonist Tim “Johnny Vegas” Burton and dancer (“Bosstone”) Ben Carr have remained constant members of the band. The outfit’s final line-up also included drummer Joe Sirois, saxophonist Leon Silva, guitarist Lawrence Katz, keyboardist John Goetchius, and trombonist Chris Rhodes.