End Of An Era?

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Monday 7th July 2008

Delirious? to cease recording and touring at end of 2009

BRITAIN'S most popular Christian band, Delirious?, have announced their intention of calling it a day at the end of 2009. Read a statement, "After 14 albums, thousands of shows in front of millions of people and many extraordinary memories, we have decided that at the end of 2009 we will take a break from recording and playing as a band. Our decision was triggered by a request from Martin to be released from the band to pursue new projects including his work with CompassionArt and the desire to be at home more with Anna and his children. We have of course honoured this request and made a decision together that now is the time to end this chapter of our lives. We will continue to play and be excited about our current tours and bookings but will not be adding many more over the coming 17 months."

The statement continued, "We are all so deeply grateful to our incredible fans who have sung the songs and allowed Delirious? the privilege of providing the soundtrack to many lives over the years. From the school hall in Littlehampton to the stadiums of the world we have many stories to tell our children's children. Delirious? also would not be what it is without our amazing wives and families and our gratitude to them is immense. We will now move forward to the next part of our lives where new challenges unfold and greater stories will be written. We want to make it absolutely clear that although this decision has been extremely painful and difficult, we are still great friends and our respect for each other is unquestionable. We love playing in this band together and know that even though 2009 will bring an end to this current journey, there will be more adventures together in years to come." CR

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Reader Comments

Posted by Corina in Argentina @ 03:38 on Mar 30 2009

Gracias por cada canción,han sido y siguen siendo don de Dios en mi vida.
En los momentos en donde se hace difícil encontrar palabras para orar,sus canciones son el canal ,el puente para llegar a El!!mil veces gracias y Dios siga regalandoles el don de la sabiduría en la búsqueda y cumplimiento de Su voluntad.
Un abrazo en Jesús!!

Posted by John in Malta @ 15:11 on Sep 2 2008

What a sad, sad piece of news. I can't believe my favourite band will be no more. I can never thank you enough for the times you helped me enter into God's presence with your legendary songs.
Once again thank you and God bless you in your new adventures.

Posted by Gov1882 in Edinburgh @ 21:32 on Jul 15 2008

Words can't express what i want to say. I would like very much to say a BIG THANKYOU to the D:Boys. I would not be here saying this if it weren't for the songs you sang and played.

Thankyou for the time and passion you guys put in, I thank God for guys like you, you reached the hardest of hearts and many nations.

Delirious? will always be apart of me, So i'll hang on to you and every little thing will be alright.

Thankyou again and God bless you ALL for the near Future.

Posted by Imogen in London @ 14:50 on Jul 14 2008

I only just found out about this... wow, an end of an ear it is indeed. They've been going since I was born... phew, never knew that.

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