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JLS confirm they will split after greatest hits tour

By | Published on Wednesday 24 April 2013


‘X-Factor’ alumni Jack The Lad Swing are no more. Or they will be once they’ve got round to releasing a greatest hits album and one more single, plus travelled the nation with ‘Goodbye: The Cash In Tour’. Which all sounds far too amicable to me – why no back-stage punch-up and dramatic collapse into oblivion leaving at least 50% of the line-up in rehab? Is no one thinking of the back story to be shared when JLS regroup for ITV’s ‘Big Reunion’ in 2016?

In a statement on the group’s website this morning, Ast, Marv, JB and the O man said in unison: “To each and every JLSter, our beloved fans around the world, we wanted to make sure that you heard it from the four of us that we have decided to bring our time as a band to an end. It has been the most incredible journey over the last six years and we have achieved more things than we could have ever dreamed possible. Thanks to all of you guys, your support, your dedication and your love, you have changed our lives forever and we wouldn’t be where we are today without you”.

On pre-split plans, the statement continued: “We are currently in the studio working on what will be our last album – ‘Goodbye: The Greatest Hits’. We will be bringing you a new single later in the year to coincide with the album and the tour. ‘Goodbye: The Greatest Hits Tour’ will be the last time that we will perform together as a four and we want to make sure that this tour is the best ever and that we end on a high! We will always remain brothers and friends and we will always be your boys”.

They then added: “We will continue to work on the JLS Foundation after our split, as we want to raise as much money and awareness as possible for great causes and our partner Cancer Research UK. We also want to continue the legacy that we started three years ago with the Foundation and we hope that you always continue to support that”.