April 29, 1999
Los Angeles, CA - After fourteen years, seven albums and millions of albums sold, the critically respected, pioneering British trio Love And Rockets, have announced their decision to disband. Coming on the heels of their most recent album, the highly acclaimed Lift, a sold-out North American club run and the auspicious one-off reunion tour of the original Bauhaus lineup, Daniel Ash, David J and Kevin Haskins have determined the time to be right to explore other creative avenues. After a string of dates on the West Coast starting on May 2, Love And Rockets will perform their farewell show in Los Angeles on May 9 and 10 at the Roxy Theater.
"I have thoroughly enjoyed working with both Daniel and David over the years," comments Kevin Haskins, drummer for Love And Rockets as well as Bauhaus and Tones on Tail, an offshoot group formed by he and Daniel. "But for right now, we all feel it's time to move on and pursue individual projects," which for Kevin will include composing, remixing and programming in the audiovisual field.
Guitarist/vocalist Daniel Ash, meanwhile, plans to work on film scores and spearhead other collaborative efforts, which to date, remain unspecified. Commenting on the amicable split, Daniel says: "It's been great working with Kev and Dave over the last twenty years. The Love And Rockets triangle has always been very special and we all feel we are ending on a high note."
Bassist David J, who in addition to Love And Rockets and Bauhaus, has in the past worked with the legendary Jazz Butcher on several projects, will pursue a solo career and further plans to team up with other musicians on future unnamed projects. In a closing statement he said: "Thanks to everyone who has supported us and shared our journey. The path has forked and here's to the future, new century, new horizons, new vision, and new music."