Long-running Toronto art-punk rowdies DD/MM/YYYY have called it a DD (couldn’t resist—that’s day), it seems, while four of the five members are already at work on a new band called Absolutely Free.

The band has issued the following statement:

On behalf of the members of DD/MM/YYYY, we would truly like to thank all of the people who have helped us in any and all capacities. The labels who have released our records, the agents who have booked us, all of the bands who have taken us on tour, publicists, people who have seen us live, written about us or shared word of our band, friends, new and old who have put us up, fed us and taken care of us. We look forward to seeing you all again as performers, friends and peers.

No official reason has been given for the split, but it sounds as though this incarnation of the band had simply run its course. DD/MM/YYYY still have a handful of tour dates, with the final show being at home in Toronto in November, before officially calling it quits Check out the tour dates below. [via Exclaim!]

9/29 – Boston, MA @ Middle East Upstairs

9/30 – Brooklyn, NY @ Cameo Gallery

10/2 – Asbury Park, NJ @ ATP Festival

10/15 – Montreal, QC @ Torn Curtain

10/17 – Truro, NS @ TAAC Grounds

10/18 – Halifax, NS @ Gus’s Pub (Halifax Pop Explosion)

10/19 – Quebec City, QC @ L’Agitee

11/10 – Toronto, ON @ 918 Bathurst Street

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