Boy Sets Fire will be breaking up this fall. Formed in 1994, the Delaware band has previously released material with Initial Records, Victory Records, Wind-Up Records, and Equal Vision Records, among others. Here's a statement from the band: "Dear friends, it is not with a heavy heart that we write these words but with a head held high. We wanted to collectively inform you that Boysetsfire has decided to retire. Thank you all for your support and belief in us over the last 12 years... please know it meant the world to us. Boysetsfire for us was always a vehicle for changing the world and we believe that change comes about by starting with yourself, so instead of awaiting certain things to come our way, as always we decided to take our destiny in our own hands. We're not sure which path each of us will take from here on out, but we plan to continue following our dreams... we will play all the shows of our upcoming European tour and possibly one or two last shows on the East Coast sometime this fall (we will keep you posted on this). Good-night."
Boy Sets Fire has postponed their final show, scheduled for September in Philadelphia, as a result of an injury sustained by guitarist Josh Latshaw. The group has released the following statement: "Hold off on buying your tickets or airline tickets for the last show. Josh has suffered a horrible injury at work and is currently in the hospital with a broken neck, 2 broken vertebrae, and a collapsed lung. We do not know how long his rehab will be and will await the final show pending his health... please keep Josh in your thoughts and hearts. Details will be posted as soon as there are more."