Reigning Sound, the Memphis-born rock group led by Greg Cartwright, are disbanding after 20 years. Cartwright introduced the information immediately (June 8) on social media, noting that they’re calling off their upcoming summer time European tour. “We’re additionally formally saying the tip of the group,” Cartwright wrote in a press release. “COVID has confirmed to be a long-lasting concern and tougher to navigate than anybody may have anticipated. Quite than compromise ourselves or our followers, I’ve determined that is the fitting time to dissolve the band.” Discover Cartwright’s full assertion beneath.
Following his time as a member of Compulsive Gamblers and Oblivians, Cartwright fashioned Reigning Sound in Memphis within the early 2000s. The unique lineup included Cartwright, Jeremy Scott, Greg Roberson, and Alex Greene. The group issued their debut LP Break Up… Break Down in 2001, adopted by a handful of full-lengths and stay albums between then and 2014. Their studio releases included Time Bomb Excessive Faculty, Too A lot Guitar, Love and Curses, Abdication… for Your Love, and Shattered.
Final 12 months, Reigning Sound returned after seven years to difficulty A Little Extra Time With Reigning Sound. The album reunited Cartwright along with his unique bandmates, who hadn’t performed collectively since 2005’s Residence for Orphans. A Little Extra Time additionally featured drummer and percussionist Graham Winchester, in addition to contributions from vocalist Coco Hames, pedal metal guitarist John Whittemore, cellist Elen Wroten, and violinist Krista Wroten.
The band’s upcoming tour dates had been scheduled in assist of their newly-released stay album Memphis in June. Reigning Sound confirmed that the group’s closing present shall be a hometown gig in Memphis on Friday (June 10) on the Shell.