PORTLAND, OR (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Sleater-Kinney, the Portland, OR trio, has decided to hang it up after five more concerts.Singer/guitarists Corin Tucker and Carrie Brownstein formed the group in 1994 and named it after the road that led to their first practice space. Current drummer Janet Weiss joined a few years later. A post on their website reads:
"After eleven years as a band, Sleater-Kinney have decided to go on indefinite hiatus. The upcoming summer shows will be our last. As of now, there are no plans for future tours or recordings."
"We feel lucky to have had the support of many wonderful people over the years. We want to thank everyone who has worked with us, written kind words about us, performed with us, and inspired us.
"But mostly we want to extend our gratitude to our amazing fans," the post continued. "You have been a part of our story from the beginning. We could not have made our music without your enthusiasm, passion, and loyalty. It is you who have made the entire journey worthwhile."
Final Sleater-Kinney itinerary:
July 29 Louisville, KY Forecastle Festival
July 31 Philadelphia Starlight Ballroom
August 1 Washington, DC the 9:30 Club
August 2 New York Webster Hall
August 4 Chicago Lollapalooza
–Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen