According to their official homepage Versailles will stop all activities by the end of the year.
Those were hard hours for fans of Visual Kei band Versailles. Many rumors were flowing that the announcement about their hiatus/disbanding was not true and a hacker published it on their website. It kept appearing and disappearing but in the end it seems like the announcement is really true. The reason the band deleted it from their website probably was that it wasn’t supposed to be announced today as you can see from the date at the end of the announcement.
Furthermore, it was unclear if the band will go on hiatus or disband. The English announcement says "stop all activities" while the Japanese one uses a word that can be read as "hiatus" and "stop". But according to several sources the band's staff confirmed it as "hiatus".
This is the English message published on the band’s website:
Dear Enduring, Loyal Supporters,
We would like to announce that Versailles has decided to stop all activities by the closing of the year.
Being our 5th anniversary -- and without a clear direction heading into the future – we have decided it was in the best interest of the band and the music, our staff and supporters, in order to pursue our artistic and personal goals outside the current framework, to stop all our activities by the end of 2012.
Since the beginning the “ROSE” has played a central role, both thematically and symbolically, for Versailles. The “ROSE”, which is also the title song of their 5th anniversary single, is about birth, becoming and being – in short, their story to the world.
The band will release their farewell album September 26th and tour domestically soon afterwards. On December 20th, Versailles will have their grand finale which be performed at NHK Hall in Tokyo.
Please come and show your support to Versailles and their final journey.
July 20th, 2012
Before going on hiatus Versailles will release a final album titled “Versailles” on September 26th and will go on a final tour from November 1st to December 20th.
The members themselves didn't confirm the announcement about the hiatus yet but stay tuned! If they decline it we will, of course, inform you about it.
|Band type||visual kei band (5 members)|
|Debut||1 March, 2007 (active)|
|Label||Warner Music Japan/Sherow Artist Society (JP), CLJ Records (EU), Maru Music (NA)|
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