Could the Brand New reunion be over just as fast as it began? If we’re going to take what frontman Jesse Lacey said during a recent show seriously, which we might have to because of the emotion behind the speech, then yes, maybe the end for the band is near.
During their final tour of 2015 at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville on Sunday (Oct. 11), Lacey took to the microphone to give a heartfelt speech to the audience before launching into “Play Crack the Sky.” In the speech, which sources recorded video of, he talks about how it might be the end of the group. But, before jumping to conclusions, it might be good to point out that he says that the group “can’t do this forever,” but nothing in his speech confirms that the band are disbanding after the next record.
“This [is] the last show we’ll play for a while. Things will be different the next time we play. I’ll have a brand new daughter! The next time we play, we’ll have a brand new album for you. This won’t last much longer, we can’t do this forever.”
Before speaking about their inevitable end, Lacey shed a few tears when speaking about his band mates Garrett Tierney, Vincent Accardi, and Brian Lane while also revealing his inner demons of not being enough.
“Being in a room like this is really special. Personally, I don’t feel adequate, or worth it, playing on this stage, but I know that Garrett, and Vinnie, and Brian are absolutely worth it.”
Watch two videos taken from the show below and make your own judgement on the matter.