Chumbawumba have announced their split after 30 years together.
The alternative band – most famous for their 1997 worldwide hit ‘Tubthumping’ – confirmed the break-up on their official website. “That’s it then, it’s the end. With neither a whimper, a bang or a reunion,” a statement read. “30 years of ideas and melodies, endless meetings and European tours, press releases, singalong choruses and Dada sound poetry, finally at an end.”
They explained that the split was because the “rest of our lives got in the way and we couldn’t commit the time and enthusiasm that the band demanded”. Their 14th studio album ABCDEFG was released in 2010. The band’s statement added: “So, sometime before the end of our thirtieth year – 2012 – we’ll play a few final times and then we’ll hang up our guitars, trumpets and football rattles.”