The Mighty Mighty Bosstones Break Up, Will Ska No More

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones will ska no more: The Boston band announced Thursday that, after nearly five decades together, they are breaking up.

“After decades of brotherhood, touring the world and making great records together, we have decided to no longer continue on as a band,” the Mighty Mighty Bosstones said in a statement on social media.

The band did not reveal the cause of their sudden breakup.

Nate Albert left the Mighty Mighty Bosstones in 2000. Two years later, the group released A Jackknife to a Swan, its final album before a hiatus that lasted from 2004 to 2007.

The group’s first album back from its break was 2009’s Pin Points and Gin Joints.

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones released their final studio album, When God Was Great, in May 2021 via Hellcat Records.

The band’s final lineup included four of the founding members: Dicky Barrett, Tim “Johnny Vegas” Burton, Ben Carr, and Joe Gittleman.