Seattle punk band Pretty Girls Make Graves is disbanding after five years and will embark on a 13-city farewell tour beginning May 10 in Milwaukee, WI.
The quintet decided to split after drummer Nick Dewitt quit. On the band’s official website, the members did not address the reasons for the departure but thought going on without him was not worth it. “We are sorry to announce that our upcoming tour in May will be our last. Nick quit the band and the rest of us feel like it wouldn’t be right to continue on without him. The 5 of us feel very lucky to have met and worked with some truly amazing people over the years. Thank you all so much.”
Two bands, Call Me Lightning and Moonrats, are slated to open for Pretty Girls Make Graves for most of the shows. Dates and locations are as follows: May 10 at Mad Planet, Milwaukee, WI; May 11 at the Picador, Iowa City, IA; May 12 at the Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL; May 13 at the Grog Shop, Cleveland, OH; May 16 at North Star Bar, Philadelphia, PA; May 17 at Middle East, Cambridge, MA; May 18 at the Living Room, Providence, RI; May 20 at the Black Cat, Washington, DC; May 22 at the Earl, Atlanta, GA; May 23 at the Orpheum, Tampa, FL; May 28 at Emo’s, Austin, TX; June 3 at the Troubadour, Los Angeles, CA; and June 4 at the American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA.
Pretty Girls Make Graves produced one self-titled EP and three albums, Good Health, The New Romance and Élan Vital during their tenure. Ticket information for the shows was not yet available.