Foo Fighters guitarist/vocalist Dave Grohl has confirmed that the band is now on an indefinite hiatus in a post to the official Foo Fighters Facebook page.
The announcement comes just days after Grohl flared rumors that the band would be breaking up during a performance on September 29th, at the Global Citizen Festival in New York.
Midway through the band’s set, Grohl said: “We don’t have any shows after this. This is where we play as many songs as we can in a short period of time, because, honestly, I don’t know when we’re gonna do it again.”
In his statement on Facebook, Grohl explained that while the Foo Fighters aren’t disbanding, they are taking a break.
His full statement read as follows:
“Hey everyone . . .
“Dave here. Just wanted to write and thank you all again from the bottom of my heart for another incredible year. (Our 18th, to be exact!) We truly never could have done any of this without you . . .
“Never in my wildest dreams did I think Foo Fighters would make it this far. I never thought we COULD make it this far, to be honest. There were times when I didn’t think the band would survive. There were times when I wanted to give up. But . . . I can’t give up this band. And I never will. Because it’s not just a band to me. It’s my life. It’s my family. It’s my world.
“Yes . . . I was serious. I’m not sure when the Foo Fighters are going to play again. It feels strange to say that, but it’s a good thing for all of us to go away for a while. It’s one of the reasons we’re still here. Make sense? I never want to NOT be in this band. So, sometimes it’s good to just . . . put it back in the garage for a while . . .
“But, no gold watches or vacations just yet . . . I’ll be focusing all of my energy on finishing up my Sound City documentary film and album for worldwide release in the very near future. A year in the making, it could be the biggest, most important project I’ve ever worked on. Get ready . . . it’s coming.
“Me, Taylor, Nate, Pat, Chris, and Rami . . . I’m sure we’ll all see you out there . . . somewhere . . .
“Thank you, thank you, thank you . . .
The hiatus comes following the Foo Fighters most successful year, which saw the band take home five Grammys and top the Billboard 200 charts for the first time with their most recent album, ‘Wasting Light.’