Interviews

Anberlin's Christian McAlhaney on the Farewell Tour and Final Album

It's a bittersweet tour for alt rockers Anberlin. Though on the road promoting its latest album, Lowborn, this will be the band's final tour after 12 years together.

"We got to this place because we're older. We're not in our early 20s anymore," says guitarist Christian McAlhaney. "Some of us are getting married and having kids. We noticed that life circumstances were pulling our band, and we didn't want our music to suffer. We felt it was appropriate to go out when we were still happy with everything. I don't have any kids, but I get it."

It doesn't seem to be an angry, Spice Girls-style breakup. No, McAlhaney says, "touring was amazing and bittersweet. We are extremely thankful for the time we had." Not to mention, the group was cool enough to give its followers one last live hurrah before splitting up and even gave them a heads-up in January on what was to come.

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Natalya Jones