_Athena Delene_

Colorado bluegrass outfit Elephant Revival have announced today that they will be taking a hiatus after their appearance at Morrison, CO’s Red Rocks in May.

The band revealed the hiatus in a statement on its Facebook page, writing that it was a “difficult decision” and that they would honor their upcoming festival commitments—which include WinterWonderGrass and MerleFest—along with their finale at Red Rocks, but that they would be cancelling the remainder of their headlining tour dates this year. The news comes after band member Bridget Law announced her own departure from the band last fall.

“The band has been dealing with some family matters that have led us to reassess and realize that, while we’ve all been putting so much energy into Elephant Revival, we need some time to reconnect with our loved ones and focus on personal growth,” the statement continues, also noting that the band would continue its environmental conservation efforts.

“It’s been an incredible 11 years making music and touring together as Elephant Revival. We wouldn’t have been able to do it without you, our fans, our friends, our family.”

Elephant Revival will play their final pre-hiatus show at Red Rocks on Ma 20.