Top Five Bands That Broke Up In 2016

2016 is coming to an end, and for many it could’ve been the best, worst, or average year. In the music scene, many bands and artists have decided to go on one last tour before breaking up. Here is the list of bands that broke up this year

  1. Man Overboard

Well known for songs like “Where I Left You,” and “How To Hide Your Feelings,” the New Jersey Pop punk guys announced that they are breaking up on January 28th via. Facebook. The band released 8 tour dates in California, New York, Pennsylvania, and Maryland that began in April. As an listener of Man Overboard, it’s important to “Defend Pop Punk” for them.

Check out their songs: “Decemberism” and “Rare

2. Major League

Known for songs like “From States Away,” and “Homewrecker,” the punk group from New Jersey announced that they were embarking on their last tour, the “Spring 2016 US Tour.” The tour was co-headlined with Forever Came Calling and Sudden Suspension as their opening band. They released a statement on February 10th stating that they’re breaking up. The last “note” that Major League wrote on Facebook is that “if you have a sliver of passion deep in your gut to do ANYTHING in life, go for it. Whether it’s in music or not. I mean anything in life,” and ends the statement with “There’s a whole world out there. You may not master it all, but it’s a hell of a time exploring it.”

I got the chance to see Major League the last time they performed on Long Island at Amityville Music Hall in Amityville, NY. I was in tears when Major League played “Seasons” as their last song. After the set, I was fortunate enough meet and interview Brian Joyce, and he was such a sweet heart.



Check out their songs: “Need I Remind You” and “Seasons.”

3. Motion City Soundtrack

The beloved band that put out music since 1997, the group is well known for their songs “Everything Is Alright,” and “The Future Freaks Me Out.” The Minnesota natives have decided to announce that they’re breaking up on Facebook. Their “So Long, Farewell” tour started in May and ended in August.

Check out their songs: “Even If It Kills Me” and “This Is For Real.”

4. Transit

Known for their songs “Young New England” and “The Only One,” the Boston pop- punk band released that they were breaking up as a band on Facebook on Feb. 29. They said that they’d be touring one last time on the “I’m getting good at saying goodbye” tour. The 12 date tour kicked off in Rhode, Island and ended in their hometown, Boston.


I saw Transit perform last at Amityville Music Hall in April. Their last show had old and new songs that the band played that gave nostalgia to fans. I’m really going to miss Transit.

Check out their songs: “Too Little, Too Late” and “I’ve Never Told That To Anyone.”

5. Yellowcard

For almost 20 years, Yellowcard has released well-known for “Way Away,” and “Ocean Avenue.” The Jacksonville group announced that they were departing via. Facebook on the first day of the 2016 Vans Warped Tour. Yellowcard announced a tour across the United States and across the world in 2017 stating that will be their last tour as a group.

Check out their songs: “Believe” and pick up their last album that debuted this year that’s titled Yellowcard.

Another band that broke up this year is Chiodos. I’m sure I’m missing a few bands along the way since I gave only five, but this year had a big loss of great bands. In other news, the series finale of The Maine’s “Miserable Youth” was released on Tuesday, Brendon Urie was on Spike TV’s show Lip Sync Battle, and Silent Planet is having their fans choose their setlist for their first headlining tour.

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!

-ovictoria

*Follow me on Twitter: @ovictoriamedia

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