Duluth’s Trampled By Turtles Goes On Hiatus

Band Members To Pursue Solo Projects

It’s officially hiatus time for Duluth’s beloved Trampled by Turtles after 13 years on the road together, according to group management.

The band took to Twitter late Monday night to say the group is “Going away for a little while. We love you all. Thanks for an amazing first chapter.”

According to Trampled by Turtles management, each member is pursuing their own individual projects while on hiatus.

Meanwhile, TBT Mandolin player Erik Berry was in Duluth Tuesday to perform at Sir Ben’s.

“I do believe in the future we will be touring. We will be in the studio, but I don’t know when that will be,” Berry told FOX 21.

TBT most recently played together Oct. 22 in Hinckley.

The following statement was sent to FOX 21’s Dan Hanger from TBT management after inquiring about the future of the band:

“TBT is not breaking up, they are just taking a break from the road for a bit, they have been on the road for almost 13 years! Band members will focus on some other projects, family time, etc.

And no, this is not the first time a band member has done projects on the side. This is actually Dave’s second record with Dead Man Winter.

Couple of things on the horizon that are brewing for the guys… as mentioned, singer Dave Simonett’s other band Dead Man Winter (featuring TBT bassist Tim Saxhaug) will have a new record on Jan 27th, Dave S and Banjo Dave will be touring as a duo for select acoustic shows in Colorado in Dec, Erik Berry has a mandolin project he is launching, Ryan is producing some records, etc. They are all in contact and working together to varying degrees, when they are ready to come back as TBT they will. All is good! Thanks again.”  — Christian Roreau

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