Six-piece ska act Tip The Van have revealed that they are going on indefinite hiatus. The group released the following statement via their website:
“There has been some speculation about what we’ve been up to lately, and we want to set the record straight. As of right now Tip The Van is going on indefinite hiatus. This is a decision we’ve come to based on a changing of times, and the desire to start pursuing new things in our lives. For the past nine years, this band has been the center of our world. After countless shows, touring with Reel Big Fish & Streetlight Manifesto, recording and touring with Big D And The Kids Table, and three years on the Vans Warped Tour, and four releases, we have reached a point as musicians, and in our personal lives, where the urge to see what else we are capable of achieving is almost overwhelming. All of us feel like there is no better time than right now to take that leap of faith and see what happens. Simone and Nicole have gone out to LA to pursue new musical projects and job prospects. Steph is pursuing her career in multi-media marketing and communications and will be moving to Boston this fall. Dunnigan is writing music and working on a new project called, Mission Transmission. Howie and Briggs are finishing up a full length album with their original band, Chasing Trinity, and are already booking shows for this summer. We love every single person that has ever listened to us, watched us, played us for their friends, booked us, housed us, fed us, or helped in any way to make our dream of being touring musicians come true. Without you supporting us all these years, we wouldn’t be here. We are eternally grateful for everything that has happened because of Tip The Van. Please keep a lookout for our new projects and future endeavors. These past nine years have been amazing! Thank you!”
Tip The Van’s latest (and only) full-length, ‘Something Wicked,’ was released in 2006.