Though not officially confirmed, it seems that the Weakerthans have broken up according to a tweet from the band’s drummer.
Word is getting out that The Weakerthans are done. Here’s the song we used to take the stage to for years. Bye bye. https://t.co/00jrQ0oNNJ
— Jason Tait (@JasonjTait) July 14, 2015
The band formed in 1997 after vocalist John K. Samson left his old band, Propaghandi, and have produced four full length albums. However, the band has not released any new material since 2007.
Despite not being officially broken up, the Weakerthans have been inactive in recent years. Their website has not been updated since February 2014 and aside from the occasional festival appearances, the band has not gone on tour since 2011.
Along with the Weakerthans, Samson has also released solo work and is an adjunct professor at the University of British Columbia. Tait contributed to Broken Social Scene.