The David Crowder*Band recently posted a statement on their website stating that their next tour, which they’re calling “The 7 Tour,” will be their last. The band is also currently working on recording their sixth (and final) full-length studio album.
The band gives many reasons for their decision (such as marriages and “new humans” arriving). But the most prominent reason given is that since the band was signed in 2000, six albums was all the band ever discussed. The band was originally signed for a three album deal, but there were always plans for six. “We didn’t want to be presumptuous, presuming there would be more than those first three albums, but we hoped. And so we began discussions about building a 6 album set, the second three, if we were ever to have the great privilege of recording them, would be loosely associated with the first three.”
The band gives a further explanation of their reasoning later in the statement:
“At the first of this year we began discussing what was next. For a long while, we have had a good idea what we were going to do for album number 6; we were going to record a Mass…But we also began conversations about what was to follow this sixth album. Some of us discussed maybe going back to school. Some of us talked about how great it might feel to be home with family more. Some mentioned maybe writing for a living, or at least getting to give more attention to it. Some talked about more music to be made and who they might enjoy making it with and how great it would be to have more diverse options open to them and the excitement they felt when thinking about those options (as in, if this was to be the period at the end of a sentence, they couldn’t wait to read the next paragraph!) And, out of these discussions, the decision was reached that this sixth album would be our last.”
To follow the analogy of the statement above, with the placing of the period on the sentence of the David Crowder*Band, a good thing is coming to an end, but I do see great things coming from the members in the future. And I can’t wait!