CLEVELAND PLAIN DEALER: Guided by Voices has broken up. The Dayton, Ohio indie-rock stalwart has canceled a tour that included shows in September and October, including an Oct. 5 date at the Grog Shop in Cleveland Heights. The band Twitter page was announcing new shows being added to its fall tour as recently as 10:56 a.m. today – in Columbus (Nov. 28) and Detroit (Nov. 29). But in a statement posted this afternoon on gbv.com, the band said: “Guided By Voices has come to an end. With 4 years of great shows and six killer albums, it was a hell of a comeback run. The remaining shows in the next two months are unfortunately canceled. Our sincere apologies to those that have purchased tickets and made travel plans. Thanks to everyone who has supported GBV.” The five-piece band reformed in 2010, after a six-year absence. The reformed GbV consisted of the “classic lineup” — which released six albums, including its most recent, “Cool Planet.” In 2013, GbV singer Robert Pollard announced that the band might call it quits after its 2013 album, “English Little League.” That same year, Pollard, the only consistent member throughout the band’s 31-year history, fired drummer Kevin Fennell after he tried to sell his drum kit on ebay.com for $55,000 – marketing it as the kit used to make the band’s 1994 breakthrough album, “Bee Thousand.”MORE
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