After 15 years, the Sword have decided to go on a hiatus.

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Earlier this morning, the band took to social media to announce that they will be going on hiatus after they finish the remaining dates of their U.S. tour. Additionally, the band also announced the cancellation of their Australian tour.

No official cause for the hiatus has been revealed, other than the band deciding it “is time for a breather.”

Read the band’s full statement below:

After 15 years of nonstop recording and touring, The Sword will take a hiatus following their U.S shows at the beginning of October. The Australian tour scheduled for the end of October has been cancelled. The band apologizes to their Australian fans, but feel it is time for a breather.

As of right now, it is unclear as to why the band decided to go on hiatus. Before they officially go on hiatus, you can catch them at one of the dates below.

Dates:

09/28 – the Rev Room @ Little Rock, AR
09/29 – the Ready Room @ St. Louis, MO
09/30 – Louder than Life @ Louisville, KY
10/01 – Rose Music Hall @ Columbia, MO
10/02 – George’s Majestic Lounge @ Fayetteville, AR

The Sword formed back in 2003, and later dropped their full-length debut Age of Winters in 2006.  Back in March, the band released their sixth studio album, Used Future.