Thrice announces break after spring tour
I have three little girls now under the age of 5, and it is a huge strain on my family and I when I’m away for several weeks at a time. The way we’ve been doing things for a while is simply not sustainable for me anymore.
I don’t know what the future looks like for Thrice, or for any of us individually. I do know that I would love to make more music in the future with them, as well as play some shows or short tours, but for the time being, I need to step out of the role of full time touring/recording musician, and will do so after this tour. I will continue to make music in various capacities I’m sure, and continue in my work as a Worship Director at Mars Hill Church in Orange County.
Ahh yeah I get this and see it happen when band members start families. So to say that I am surprised is not true, however I totally understand. Imagine trying to juggle being a dad to three girls while constantly touring night after night weeks at a time. It’s good to see that Dustin is putting his family before his band and that he is taking the time to spend with them instead of being on the road. I’ll be curious to see how this plays out for Thrice.