WAAX has announced that they are going on hiatus.
Today (April 24), the band took to social media to announce the hiatus, also announcing a farewell show in the process. Frontwoman Marie “Maz” DeVita wrote on Instagram: “This is the most fucked up thing I’ve ever had to write because I never thought it was possible: WAAX as you know it is on hiatus. As a gift to our amazing community, we would like to share a parting gift.”
DeVita continued, “Thank you from the bottom of our hearts to every single person who ever came to a show, bought a record, wore a T-shirt or got a tat. We’ll say goodbye to Triffid on June 9.”
She added via a press release: “This project WAAX has always belonged to you first and foremost. Ten years is a long ass time, enough years to experience the best and cope with the worst… All I ever wanted was playing gigs and making records – who knew shit could get so complicated. To those who have supported us through the roller coaster, we give you this parting gift as an offering of thanks and love. I love you all more than you know, in fact you are the reason we did any of this and kept going. I will come back one day stronger than ever. x”
Tickets for WAAX’s ‘The Parting Gift’ show are on sale now for $50.39 and can be purchased here. The show will feature “special guests” who have yet to be announced.
The announcement of WAAX’s hiatus comes after they canceled 13 shows on their national tour last November for “deeply personal” reasons. The band wrote at the time that they would announce 2023 show dates after taking “a much-needed break”.
WAAX most recently released their second studio album ‘At Least I’m Free’ last August. The record was led by four singles: ‘Most Hated Girl’, ‘Read Receipts’, ‘Dangerous’ and ‘Help Me Hell’.