In 2009 The Getaway Plan announced an indefinite hiatus and the future of the young band was in doubt. In a whirlwind they had become one of the most talked about upcoming rock bands in the nation but the rapid pace of their success had taken its toll. After going their separate ways for a period to focus on other musical endeavours (The Amity Affliction, Young Heretics, Deez Nuts), in November 2010 Matthew Wright (Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards), Clint Owen Ellis (Guitar), Dave Anderson (Bass) and Aaron Barnett (Drums) announced live on Triple J their intention to reform and record a new album.
Now, almost a year to the day since their announcement and four years on from their debut Other Voices, Other Rooms, the band will release REQUIEM. Full of punch, sonic sound-scapes and the infectious hooks the band is well known for, Requiem is the product of four months spent in Toronto earlier this year with multiple Grammy Award winning producer David Bottril. Bottrils previous work on notable releases from Muse, Placebo, Tool and Silverchair, to name but a few, has seen him become one of the most sought after producers in the world.
The Reckoning is the first single from the album to hit radio waves with Triple J adding it to rotation last week. A film clip shot in Toronto will be released for the track late September. Due for release on November 4th via Warner/UNFD, Requiem is more than worth the wait.
Kicking off this November, The Requiem Tour will feature Break Even and Gatherer.
Over ten thousand fans turned out to farewell The Getaway Plan on their Finale Tour in 2009, with venues all over the country selling out. The passion was still there when The Getaway Plan returned earlier this year with the Reclamation Tour, with the band again playing to sold out crowds around the nation. The message is simple. Get in early and secure your tickets to The Requiem Tour or risk missing out!