The Mighty Mighty Bosstones have announced that they are officially breaking up.
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Having been together for nearly 40 years, aside from a momentary three-year hiatus in the mid-2000s, the band which is considered to be America’s longest running ska-punk group is saying farewell.
The Mighty Mighty Bosstones came together in 1983 and recently released their latest album, When God Was Great, in 2021. The group’s lead singer, Dicky Barrett founded the band in Boston alongside saxophonist Tim “Johnny Vegas” Burton, guitarist Nate Albert, drummer Josh Dalsimer, trumpeter Tim Bridwell, and Ben Carr.
In a recently released statement, the group shared the news of their split. “After decades of brotherhood, touring the world and making great records together, we have decided to no longer continue on as a band. Above all, we want to express our sincere gratitude to every single one of you who have supported us. We could not have done any of it without you.”
They signed off saying, “Love Always, The Mighty Mighty BossToneS.”