Fans of Elton John’s 70s piano-pop-meets camp New York disco may have to wait a few years to get their next fix with the news that Scissor Sisters are to go on an indefinite hiatus.
The BRIT Award-winning group told the crowd at last night’s gig at Camden’s Roundhouse that the band have no plans to work together again for the time being. Just before Ana Matronic thanked their UK fans for ‘getting them first,’ frontman Jake Shears declared:
“This will be the last time we will play in London for quite some time.”
Guitarist Del Marquis later confirmed that he is working on a solo album, while Ana revealed she is close to finishing her own comic book project.
However, Jake Shears took to Twitter today to allay fans’ fears that the band have split up for good.
Thank you London for all your love. And don’t worry, we’re not going away forever. We’ll be back before you know it. With bells on. Love u J
— Scissor Sisters (@scissorsisters) October 25, 2012
The band’s decision to take a break comes in the same year that fourth album, ‘Magic Hour,’ spent just two weeks in the UK Top 40, a far cry from the 2.1 million copies that their self-titled debut album shifted in 2004.