The Cops playing a secret show last year as part of the Noise For The Needy festival
Good Lord, when will the carnage end? Ms. Led, the Young Sportsmen....so many Seattle bands have been calling it quits lately, it's unreal. But I think I might just be saddest about The Cops. Here's the news from Mike Jaworski himself, as well as details about a three-day rock and roll extravaganza that will include The Cops' final show:
Taking a cue from the Rolling Stones, The Cops will curate a 3 night Rock n' Roll Circus at The Sunset in Seattle from Thursday December 18th to Saturday December 20th.
Basically, this is a series of nights where we invite our friends and ask our favorite bands in the city to share the stage with us for some incredible shows. Our goal is to put together amazing bills for each night and to have some extra entertainment in between sets. The details for each of the nights are listed below.
Also, we especially want to encourage fans of The Cops to come, as we have no plans to play live again after these shows.
After 4 1/2 years, 2 records, an EP, several tours and over 230 shows played, we're taking a break for an undetermined amount of time. It's bittersweet, but the time has come. 4 1/2 years of touring have been financially and personally taxing and some of the band members want to focus on other things in life. Everyone in the band still loves each other and will greatly miss playing music together, but we've decided that it's time to step away from the band for a while.
Personally, I have plans for a couple new music projects and I'm excited to spread my wings in some different directions. Drew Church is always playing music with someone, and you can put good money on seeing David Weeks and John Randolph back in action some point.
Hopefully we will play again as The Cops, but we're just not sure when that will be. Maybe we can do this rock n' roll circus thing again next year? If not, it should be a great way to cap an amazing run for the band. On behalf of Drew Church, John Randolph, David Weeks, and myself, The Cops want to say thanks to everyone for the support over the past 4 ½ years and I sincerely hope we have a chance to make music together for everyone again.