Words fail when it comes to “farewell”
Even the best goodbyes are bittersweet. Maybe we’re made for eternity after all.
20 years ago, Tenth Avenue North was nothing but three friends goofing around in a PBA dorm
room. We never dreamt it would take us around the globe, not in a million years. But here we
are, two decades later, shaking our heads, grateful, in awe. We’re grateful for all the stories,
all the tears, for all all the memories we’ve made. Did we mention the music?
If you count independent releases, Tenth Avenue North has birthed 15 original music projects.
It’s been a glorious, hard-fought, and oftentimes, breathtaking journey. We feel like we’ve seen
it all. The Fights. The Victories. Forgiveness. Mercy. Oh yeah. Truck loads of mercy.
And now it seems a season is coming to a close. One by one, band members have been moving on.
We don’t think this is a sign of unhealth, but quite the opposite
After twenty years, we are all dreaming new dreams, and it’s time to encourage one another to
go. Go and do all that is in our hearts to do.
That said, tomorrow we will begin the “Finally Living Tour.” Or maybe we’ll now call it, “The
Final Farewell Tour,” because that’s what this, a farewell. It is with a great deal of joy and
sorrow all mixed up together, we want you to know this will be our last tour as Tenth Avenue
There will be some summer shows and festivals sprinkled through the rest of this year, and
maybe a bit more music as well, but as far as we can tell, this will be the last tour we ever do.
We don’t exactly know what the future holds, but we believe this; when the way isn’t clear before
us, we do well to pay attention to what doors are being closed behind us. Leaning into this
guidance, we are going to lean forward into the unknown. We love you all. It has been an
incredible journey. May the God who gave us the grace to continue, give us the grace to end
well. Here’s to one last tour together. Hope to see you out there.