The Mighty Mighty Bosstones brotherhood is no more, the ska-punk band announced they are breaking up after forty years. It is irrelevant that many people were unaware they were still together, the official announcement made on none other than Facebook has sealed the group’s future shut.
“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 has supported us. We could not have done any of it without you.
The Mighty Mighty Bosstones” wrote The Mighty Mighty Bosstones in their Facebook post.
They did not give fans any particular reason behind the split, as it goes generally, but there are a few speculations as to what may have caused the sudden split, that too announced publicly. Rolling Stone reports it is possible the split has something to do with band frontman Dicky Barrett being named a producer in a recent anti-vax video for a rally.
The video was a promotional piece for Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. who also gave a speech at the ‘Defeat The Mandates’ protest rally held in Washington, D.C. where he invoked Anne Frank and compared the COVID-19 vaccine mandates to the violence and oppression in Nazi Germany. The rally has gathered widespread criticism over its problematic imagery and slogans.
The Mighty Mighty Bosstones did not address any of the above concerns, nor did they answer questions put forward regarding the matter. Therefore, there is no accurate way of quoting this as the exact reason behind the split. The band did form in 1983, and the band members are all 50+ years in age, therefore even if the anti-vax sentiment is not the reason, it definitely seems like a real possibility. Their official announcement made on Facebook explains everything you need to know about the generational preference of social media applications. Fans were likely holding hope regarding reports about the band appearing at the Slam Dunk Festival this summer, but that seems least likely to come true now.