YELLOWCARD sagen tschüss. Jedoch nicht leise, sondern mit einem Knall. Der besteht aus dem finalen selbstbetitelten Langspieler und einer abschließenden Welttournee. Das Album erscheint am 30. September via Hopeless Records, die Tour beginnt am 6. Oktober in Texas.
In einem Statement erläuterten die Geigen-unterstützten Pop-Punks ihre Entscheidung:
„We wanted to have the chance to share our farewell with as many fans around the world as we could, and now is the right time to do just that.
The motivation behind this was to make sure these songs came from a place that was deeply rooted in us, they explain about taking the reins and crafting it from top to bottom. We wanted to push ourselves to create a lasting finale for this incredible story on our own. It is also why we chose to self-title the album. We were lucky to still have our friend and mentor, Neal Avron, on board as Executive Producer. We’ve made one of the strongest records of our career and a fitting final creative piece.
We will be forever grateful to Yellowcard fans all over the world for the opportunities you have given us. We have played shows for nearly two decades on six continents, and had the chance to keep recording the music we love year after year. While it is with sadness that we say goodbye, it is with gratitude and amazement that we look back on a career we can be proud of, and were so very lucky to have had.”
In Deutschland haben Fans am 8. und 9. Dezember (beide Shows finden in der Kölner Live Music Hall statt) letztmals die Möglichkeit, YELLOWCARD auf der Bühne zu erleben.