Today on Instagram, Tenth Avenue North announced some heartbreaking and unforeseen news–after 20 years, Tenth Avenue North will be calling it quits. Tenth's frontman Mike Donehey confirmed the news with thoughts that you can read here.
"Even the best goodbyes are bittersweet," says the band. "Maybe we're made for eternity after all. Twenty years ago, Tenth Avenue North was nothing but three friends goofing around in a PBA dorm room. We never dreamt it would take us around the globe, not in a million years. But here we are, two decades later, shaking our heads, grateful, in awe. We're grateful for all the stories, all the tears, for all the memories we've made. Did we mention the music?"
The band counted their 15 original music projects through a "glorious, hard-fought, and oftentimes, breathtaking journey. One by one, band members have been moving on. We don't think this is a sign of unhealth, but quite the opposite. After twenty years, we are all dreaming new dreams, and it's time to encourage one another to go. Go and do all that is in our hearts to do. That said, tomorrow we will begin the 'Finally Living Tour.' Or maybe we'll now call it, 'The Final Farewell Tour,' because that's what this, a farewell. It is with a great deal of joy and sorrow all mixed up together, we want you to know this will be our last tour as Tenth Avenue North."
Fans have been expressing their sorrow, and have been thanking the band for their music and the legacy they've had in Christian music.