We're not touring, and here's why

People often ask when we'll be playing live or when the next tour is ... a perfectly reasonable question. Bands tour. That's what they do. Well, most bands anyway. The short answer is we're currently not touring or playing live. However, we are recording and releasing albums. Which brings us to ...

Why?
The main reason is we're busy doing other stuff like teaching music, having babies (2 on the way), doing comedy, building websites, cooking, camping and generally living out the other parts of our lives. We played a ton of shows and club nights for almost 10 years and toured together in support of Khronos and Say What You Mean. As the saying goes: that was then, this is now. Will we play live again? The odds are good because we like making music together.

Next up
The last two albums we've been experimenting with how we record and release music. MARC7 was our a first stab at shaking things up (thank you 200 exec prods!). FIVE is turning into our free-ish Facebook album. You'll be able to download FIVE from maktub.com for free beginning June 23. The next Maktub album may be a hybrid of the two or something completely different. We may record in Daniel's basement (or not). Whatever happens, we'll make sure it's creative and brings fans along for the ride. And, of course, we're releasing FIVE in 6 short weeks. Stoked? We're so excited that we may give away free t-shirts again. That's how we roll.

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  • Supadupadave

    Supadupadave

    Hey, I can totally appreciate not being able to tour because doing other things in life. It happens when we get older. However, that being said it would be nice to at least try and perform one show a year where Maktub and its fan can meet face to face and keep the fan/band relationship going. It would mean a lot to fans like me who came to appreciate Maktub live, before even buying the album. It’s been to long since you all have played live and I think there is some pent up demand for a show. I’d pay $40-$50 once a year to see you all. I’ve paid plenty more to see far inferior musicians.

    Hey,
    I can totally appreciate not being able to tour because doing other things in life. It happens when we get older. However, that being said it would be nice to at least try and perform one show a year where Maktub and its fan can meet face to face and keep the fan/band relationship going. It would mean a lot to fans like me who came to appreciate Maktub live, before even buying the album. It’s been to long since you all have played live and I think there is some pent up demand for a show. I’d pay $40-$50 once a year to see you all. I’ve paid plenty more to see far inferior musicians.

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