Faithless split after 15 years; Mazi Jazz issues statement | Music News

Dance act Faithless are officially splitting up after 15 years of releasing music together, announcing their current tour’s role [which ends on April 8] as a “thank you and goodbye.”

Beginning with Reverence, released in 1996 and spawning a string of singles including the Top 10 hit single “Insomnia” [watch official video below], the popular dance trio put out six albums and countless festival anthems over 15 years together. Comprised of Jazz, Sister Bliss and Rollo, their final LP [to date] was 2010’s The Dance.

In a statement on their website, singer Maxi Jazz wrote: “After 15 years and six albums I think we’ve probably made our collective point by now and that it’s time to close the book and return to the library.

“We’ve had, with our fans, the most unbelievable, epic and moving experience, stretching over years and tens of thousands of miles. Joyful, exhilarating and empowering, we never for a moment thought an affair could last this long.”

He added, “Quite naturally people grow, change and leave the things of youth behind them. If I devoted the rest of my life to the task, I could NEVER thank you enough. I have memories that will still be with me in my next life.

“Like when writing a song, you always just ‘know’ when it’s finished. This is and was the “Thank YOU And Goodbye’ tour and to be truthful, I really hope you just pick up the ball of your life.. And RUN WITH IT!!”