Guided by Voices announce breakup, cancel upcoming tour

Adam Graham
The Detroit News

Indie rockers Guided by Voices have called it quits just as the group was set to hit the road on its fall tour. Along with all dates on its itinerary, GBV's planned Nov. 29 at Detroit's Magic Stick has been canceled.

The breakup was announced via a short statement on the group's website Thursday. "Guided By Voices has come to an end," the statement read. "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."

Guided by Voices formed in the early 1980s in Dayton, Ohio and cranked out 16 albums before disbanding in 2004. The group, which saw a rotating group of musicians but was always fronted by songwriter Robert Pollard, reunited in 2010 and toured extensively, issuing an additional six albums.

The band's final Detroit concert was an October 2010 show at the Majestic Theatre.

Refunds for the Magic Stick show are available at the point of purchase.