NEWS: The Wheat Pool Announce Farewell Show on March 23rd.

Edmonton Alberta's The Wheat Pool Announce Farewell Show on March 23rd.

After 7 years, 3 critically acclaimed releases and countless tours and shows, one of Alberta's best exports decides to move on, leaving us with music as timeless as it is memorable.

“No one knows how to begin to say something they don't want to say. And we are men, it is especially difficult. This March 23, 2012, it will be the seven year anniversary of the first show the four of us played as The Wheat Pool. It will also be the last show we play together as The Wheat Pool.

It is hard to name the exact reason why, although we know we are going to be asked a fair bit. From the beginning The Wheat Pool was a relationship; it was the convergence of two brothers, and the uniting of four guys who cared as much about each other as they did the music. It was a really really good thing. So who can explain how a relationship changes? When it began it was compelling and sweet; it was four guys coming together to find something special. In seven years we have had the best times and the worst times of our lives, on and off the road. That particular "something special" which bound us together and moved us forward appears to be gone, and we aren't the types to try and force it, manufacture it, or fake it. We would rather burn bright and burn out. We have admitted that we aren't four guys in the same place anymore, and that makes it really hard to be a great band. So we are moving on.

We of course have an impossible amount of people we could thank, because of the incredible gratitude we feel for the opportunities we have had over these years. We worked our ass off for those opportunities, very little was handed to us, but we shared all of them with as much grace and love as we could for the people we shared them with, the people who opened their doors, venues, stations and homes to us. If you have known us, hosted us, played with us, watched us or bought our music, please know how deeply grateful we are for the opportunity. The memories are so rich.”

much love,

Mike, Robb, Stephane, and Glen


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