‘Who knew shit could get so complicated’: Brisbane rock band WAAX announce hiatus

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‘Who knew shit could get so complicated’: Brisbane rock band WAAX announce hiatus

WAAX will farewell fans with ‘The Parting Gift’ Live Show in June.

After ten years as a band, Brisbane’s WAAX are set to take a break from recording music and performing live, today announcing they will be going on hiatus after one final show.

WAAX will take to the stage for one last time at The Triffid on June 9th, for a gig they’ve dubbed ‘The Parting Gift’. The band will be joined by soon-to-be-announced special guests as they farewell their fans, at least for now.

WAAX – The Parting Gift Show

  • Friday, 9th June
  • The Triffid, Brisbane
  • Tickets on sale now HERE

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Frontwoman Maz DeVita said: “This is for you, the community. This project WAAX has always belonged to you first and foremost. Ten years is a long ass time, enough years to experience the best and weather the worst.

“This is the most fucked up thing I’ve ever had to write because I never thought it possible: WAAX as you know it is going on hiatus. All I ever wanted was to play gigs and make records – who knew shit could get so complicated.

“To those who have supported us through the rollercoaster we give you this parting gift as an offering of thanks and love. I love you all more than you know, for real, you’re the reason we did any of this and kept hanging on. I will be back one day stronger than ever. x.”

WAAX released their second studio album At Least I’m Free in 2022 via Dew Process. The record was something of a second debut album for WAAX — a creative and emotional rebirth that resonated with fans.

The eleven-track collection saw the band up with the production team behind their debut breakout album Big Grief, including Bernard Fanning (Powderfinger) and Grammy Award-Winner Nick DiDia (Rage Against The Machine), as well a co-write with Linda Perry on Dangerous.

Tickets for WAAX’s ‘The Parting Gift’ show are on sale now.