You Me At Six To Break Up After 20 Years

1 February 2024 | 4:22 pm | Mary Varvaris

“2005-2025 This is the end. Thank you for being the heartbeat of this band. Final live shows taking place 2024/2025.”

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UK rockers and pop-punk heroes You Me At Six have revealed their plans to disband in 2025, 20 years after the band formed.

The band made the shock announcement on social media this morning (1 February), writing to fans: “2005-2025 This is the end. Thank you for being the heartbeat of this band. Final live shows taking place 2024/2025.” Fans can sign up here for details regarding the group’s final shows as they come.

The band – singer Josh Franceschi, guitarists Chris Miller and Max Helyer, drummer Dan Flint and bassist Matt Barnes – also shared an emotional video on YouTube called “Time”, taking fans down memory lane through their most significant successes: playing at Reading & Leeds festival five times, headlining Wembley Arena, releasing eight albums and touring the world. You can watch the video below.

In a statement, Franceschi added, “An incredible chapter in our lives comes to an end next year. Thank you for everything. I love our fans more than this post could ever do justice. We have a world tour planned. Final dates for 2024 & 2025 to be announced as and when. With love, Josh”.

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You Me At Six formed in Weybridge, Surrey, in 2005. Their debut album, Take Off Your Colours, was released in October 2008 on Slam Dunk Records; the band supported Fall Out Boy on tour just a few months later.

Hold Me Down, their breakthrough second album was released in January 2010 on Virgin Records and debuted at #5 on the UK Albums Chart. By late 2010, the band was playing at Soundwave festival and opening for Paramore in Australia. Their third album, 2011’s Sinners Never Sleep, peaked at #3 on the UK Albums Chart and saw them play their largest headline show to date, selling out Wembley Arena.

The band’s fourth record, Cavalier Youth, released in 2014, saw You Me At Six achieve their first UK #1 album and a co-headlining tour with Tonight Alive in Australia. Night People followed in January 2017 and was an album that received mixed reviews from critics, fans, and the band alike, who disowned the record by August of that year. VI came in October 2018 to a much warmer reception.

In response to the 2019-20 Australian bushfires, the band unveiled the dance track Our House (The Mess We Made) for the WIRES foundation. Their heavier seventh album, Suckapunch, was released in January 2021 and became the band’s second UK #1 record. You Me At Six released their eighth and final album, Truth Decay, in February 2023.

Last July, You Me At Six returned to Australia for the first time in four years with special guests Set It Off (making their Australian debut) and special guests Between You And Me. Here’s hoping Australia is included on the final world tour.

You can read The Music’s December 2022 interview with Josh Franceschi here.