NewsOctober 6, 2007 12:33 AM ET4,558 views

Planes Mistaken For Stars update

Planes Mistaken For Stars has released additional details regarding their break-up and final plans. Here's a statement from drummer Mike Ricketts: "It's true; Planes Mistaken for Stars will be doing their last tours and shows in the next 9 months. We will be doing Gainesville Fest, an East Coast tour in November, a smaller Texas tour in January, a European tour in the early spring, and hopefully a few Colorado shows between. To sum it all up, by this time next year Planes Mistaken For Stars will be no more. There are many reasons why we've decided to move on: Financial strain, family obligations, etc. but we really just felt it was time. Our love for each other and our music has not diminished. It will always be there and I have no doubt that we could continue to write balls to the wall music. Now it's just time for change. Chuck and Neil will continue to blow minds with their band, Git Some. Gared will be writing/performing in Hawks and Doves (a collaboration with Matt Bellinger, Planes's old guitar player). Then I will be moving to Chicago to be closer to family, hopefully starting a band there with some old friends and probably going back to school to pursue my science career. We'd like to thank everyone who has supported us through the years. To the bands that we've toured with: you will always hold a special place in our hearts. To our committed friends and family who've helped establish us: words cannot express our appreciation. Then to the many steadfast fans and friends whom we've met on the road: thank you for your love and devotion. One of the hardest things is realizing that we may not get to see you as often as in the past. So please make sure you come to see us in these final months! It's been one hell of a ride! The past 10 years have flown by and we've had experiences we could never have dreamed of. Thank you all for being a part of it. On that note, Farewell!! We'll see you all soon in a city near you!"

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