Japanese psych-rock quintet Kikagaku Moyo has announced that the group will go on indefinite hiatus at the end of the year following a final album and a multi-national tour in 2022.

A post on the Kikagaku Moyo social media pages noted that band members recently concluded that they had “achieved [their] core mission as a band” and decided to “end this project on the highest note possible.”

Before beginning this “indefinite hiatus,” Kikagaku Moyo will mount its final tour (check out the dates below, additional fall U.S. dates to be announced) and release its final album via Guruguru Brain in May.

Related: Kikagaku Moyo Releases New ‘Live At Levitation’ Album [Audio/Video]

Read the full note from Kikagaku Moyo about the group’s dissolution below and head here to find out where you can catch a show on the band’s final tour this year.

Happy New Year, everyone !
We hope you all had great holidays despite the ongoing pandemic.

Today, we have important news to share with you.

After much discussion between the five of us at the end of last year, we have decided to go on an indefinite hiatus after 2022. This means 2022 will be our last year as Kikagaku Moyo.

We have come to the conclusion that because we have truly achieved our core mission as a band, we would love to end this project on the highest note possible. Since first starting as a music collective on the streets of Tokyo in 2012, we never, ever imagined being able to play all over the world for our amazing audiences. It is all because of you that this was ever possible…and to this we are eternally grateful.

With this in mind, our very last album will be released by [label Guruguru Brain] in May 2022. … We enjoyed making this album so much and are incredibly excited to finally release it this spring for you.

Following our last album release, we will do our very last tours this spring and fall.

Tickets for the spring tours will go on sale on Jan 21st, and will be available for purchase on our new website. … Fall west-coast tour dates will be announced next week. … Please do not miss this chance to get your tickets because there will be no next time. …We sincerely thank all of you for your continuous support and cannot wait to see you all at our shows one last time.

View Full Note


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Kikagaku Moyo (@kikagaku.moyo)