Ben Franklin Calls It Quits, Cancels All Remaining Dates

Photo by Chris Rotolo (Ben Franklin @ Asbury Lanes)

Ben Franklin was beloved musical diplomat, one that would often venture down to the Jersey Shore from it’s Brooklyn abode with a peace offering of raucous Indie-Punk tunes, none more enjoyable that its epic self-titled track, which recants the history of our famed founding father and the outfit’s namesake.

“Fren Banklin” is the epitome of what Ben Franklin was all about, fun put to music instantly deriving fits of jubilation in pits of the circular fashion, sometimes spurred by lyrics many would deem nonsensical…but who are we to say weather or not George Washington and Ben Franklin didn’t have a contest to see which of them could consume the most raw eggs?  Nobody can truly say for sure, but what is a fact, an undeniable truth, is that Ben Franklin was beloved by many and on Monday, via the group’s blog, the outfit issued a final statement announcing that its members would be disbanding.

“…I’m sorry to say that [the band’s performance at last weekend’s Brick City Sound Riot festival] was our last show together, we’re disbanding, and our future appearances have been canceled. While it may be time for us to move on to new things, I’m quite proud of what we’ve accomplished so far and I’ll always remember the really fun times we had together. Thank you, Frenz Banklin, for being so supportive of us, you really are the best! It’s you guys who keep folks like us going…”

Read the entire goodbye here and grab the band’s tunes for free here.

Thanks for the music Ben Franklin…you will be missed.

About rote7123

Chris graduated from The College Of New Jersey in May 2011 with a Bachelor Degree in Journalism and Professional Writing, as well as a degree in Communication Studies. He has held down a position in the Asbury Park Press’ Sports Department since September of 2010 and is a contributor to the outlet's Arts & Entertainment section, and has contributed to The Aquarian Weekly all while being the sole operator of Asbury Park's premier music news outlet Speak Into My Good Eye.
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