Twiddle to Take Indefinite Hiatus, Announce Farewell Tour

Alex H. Krinsky on November 29, 2022
Twiddle to Take Indefinite Hiatus, Announce Farewell Tour

Photo by Dave Decrescente

Today, after 18 years of touring, Vermont-based ensemble Twiddle have announced they will take an “indefinite hiatus” following one final tour billed as the Distance Makes the Heart Tour set for 2023.

“I come to you all with a heavy heart today to share a tough but important announcement. With the support of my bandmates, we are making the difficult decision to take an indefinite hiatus as a band starting in 2024 after 18 years of being on the road In times like these, I believe that change is necessary for creative growth and proper reflection,” wrote Twiddle’s Mihali Savoulidis to fans, explaining the band’s decision. “Music has engulfed my life ever since I was 14 years old, and since then I’ve devoted every part of myself to it. Twiddle in particular has been my life’s focus since college, and the band & crew members have been like brothers to me. I’ve now come to a crossroads in life where I feel I’m being pulled in many different directions. I need to make the right choice for me and for my family. I feel that now is the time to make a much needed change to gain a different perspective on life and focus my
creative energy elsewhere.”

The frontman went on to write, “We are so blessed to have been able to live out our dreams because of you and your support. Without all of you, none of this would have been possible. I wouldn’t trade a second of this experience for anything. So from the bottom of my heart and with all my love, thank you so much for everything. The Twiddle community really feels like a big family and the amount of kindness and love that you have shown us and each other over the years has been nothing but inspiring. I am so proud to have been a part of it. With that being said, 2023 will be the band’s last year of touring for the foreseeable future. Please come celebrate the incredible community we have all built together during this next year and we hope to see all of you at least one more time. More shows for 2023 will be announced in the coming months, and we can’t wait to celebrate each and every night throughout this tour with you. This isn’t the end, it’s just goodbye for now. All our love and gratitude”

Along with the heartfelt message from Savoulidis, Twiddle released the first phase of dates for the Distance Makes the Heart Tour. The tour will commence at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 19 and conclude in Colorado with two nights at Denver’s Ogden Theatre on March 10-11 and finally at Frisco, Colo.’s 10 Mile Music Hall on March 12. Along the way, Twiddle will make stops in Asbury Park, N.J., Ithaca, N.Y., Providence, R.I., San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Salt Lake City, Denver and more. During most of their travels, they’ll be joined by Connecticut’s Eggy, along with Kendall Street Company and Great Time, on select dates.

Presale tickets will go on sale Wednesday, Nov. 30 at 10 a.m. local time and general onsale will commence on Friday, Dec. 2, at 10 a.m. local time. Learn more and find tickets here.

Distance Makes The Heart Tour
Jan. 19 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club

Jan. 20 – Huntington, NY – The Paramount

Jan. 21 – Asbury Park, NJ – The Stone Pony

Jan. 22 – Harrisburg, PA – HMAC

Jan. 27 – Ithaca, NY – State Theatre

Jan. 28 – Providence, RI – The Strand

Feb. 18 – Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre

Feb. 19 – Tucson, AZ – 191 Toole

Feb. 22 – San Luis Obispo, CA – Fremont Theater

Feb. 23 – San Diego, CA – Belly Up Solana Beach

Feb. 24 – Los Angeles, CA – Roxy Theatre

Feb. 25 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent

Feb. 26 – Crystal Bay, NV – Crystal Bay Crown Room

March 1 – Portland, OR – Star Theater

March 2 – Seattle, WA – The Crocodile

March 3 – Bend, OR – Domino Room

March 4 – Boise, ID – The Olympic

March 5 – Bozeman, MT – The Elm

March 7 – Jackson Hole, WY – Mangy Moose

March 8 – Salt Lake City, UT – Commonwealth Room

March 9 – Aspen, CO – Belly Up Aspen

March 10 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre

March 11 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre

March 12 – Frisco, CO – 10 Mile Music Hall