After 20 years in existence, Tenth Avenue North announced on their social media that the band is saying farewell. Their upcoming tour, the "Finally Living" tour, will be the band's last official tour together as Tenth Avenue North.
After so many albums, radio hits, and performances, the members of Tenth Avenue North collectively discovered it was time to move on.
Here is the official statement from Tenth Avenue North...
Words fail when it comes to “farewell”
Even the best goodbyes are bittersweet. Maybe we’re made for eternity after all.
20 years ago, Tenth Avenue North was nothing but three friends goofing around in a PBA dorm room. We never dreamt it would take us around the globe, not in a million years. But here we are, two decades later, shaking our heads, grateful, in awe. We’re grateful for all the stories, all the tears, for all all the memories we’ve made. Did we mention the music?
If you count independent releases, Tenth Avenue North has birthed 15 original music projects.
It’s been a glorious, hard-fought, and oftentimes, breathtaking journey. We feel like we’ve seen it all. The Fights. The Victories. Forgiveness. Mercy. Oh yeah. Truck loads of mercy.
And now it seems a season is coming to a close. One by one, band members have been moving on. We don’t think this is a sign of unhealth, but quite the opposite.
After twenty years, we are all dreaming new dreams, and it’s time to encourage one another to go. Go and do all that is in our hearts to do.
That said, tomorrow we will begin the “Finally Living Tour.” Or maybe we’ll now call it, “The Final Farewell Tour,” because that’s what this, a farewell. It is with a great deal of joy and sorrow all mixed up together, we want you to know this will be our last tour as Tenth Avenue North.
There will be some summer shows and festivals sprinkled through the rest of this year, and maybe a bit more music as well, but as far as we can tell, this will be the last tour we ever do.
We don’t exactly know what the future holds, but we believe this; when the way isn’t clear before us, we do well to pay attention to what doors are being closed behind us. Leaning into this guidance, we are going to lean forward into the unknown. We love you all. It has been an incredible journey. May the God who gave us the grace to continue, give us the grace to end well. Here’s to one last tour together. Hope to see you out there.
Tenth Avenue North
In response to the announcement, fans from all over the world chimed in with their stories of how the group's music, ministry, and video devotionals had helped them in their individual faith walks.
Since their acclaimed national debut, Over and Underneath, Tenth Avenue North’s career has been built one hit song at a time thanks to radio favorites like “Love Is Here,” “Hold My Heart,” “By Your Side,” “You Are More” and “Worn,” among others. The band has garnered multiple Dove Awards and has gone on to amass more than 1.7 million in total consumption. No Shame is the follow-up to 2016’s Followers, which birthed two massive hits: “I Have This Hope” and the multi-week No. 1 smash “Control (Somehow You Want Me).” Tenth Avenue North is Mike Donehey (lead vocals, guitar), Jeff Owen (guitar, vocals) and Ruben Juarez (bass, vocals).