Emo-rock act the Juliana Theory have announced that they are broken up. The Greensburg, Pennsylvania-based quintet, together since 1997, posted a lengthy explanation on their website's news page, a portion of which is reproduced below:
"There will be no final tour. Our last show was in Cologne, Germany on January 28, 2006... We have chosen to end the band for practical reasons. There is no fighting between the 5 of us. We are as close as we have ever been. We just know it is time to say goodnight... It's no secret to anyone familiar with the band that we hit the peak of our success around 4 years ago. It's never easy to watch something you built with your heart and your hard work slowly decline."
The band released four proper studio full-lengths -- the first two via Tooth & Nail, one for major-label Epic Records, and their most recent, 2005's Deadbeat Sweetheartbeat, for Abacus Recordings. They also released a number of EPs and splits throughout their career, as well as a live album. As the band said in their statement, there is no final show scheduled at the present time. If that changes, we will let you know.