Irish boyband HomeTown announce they are 'taking a break'
Irish boyband HomeTown have announced they are "taking a break".
The six-piece band released a statement on their official Twitter account on Wednesday evening, saying they are set to "pursue [their] own thing individually".
The band, created and managed by Louis Walsh, are signed to RCA Records and consist of Cian Morrin, Dayl Cronin, Dean Gibbons, Josh Gray, Ryan McLoughlin and Brendan Murray.
The band had supported Olly Murs in Ireland two years ago and had played with The Vamps throughout Ireland and the UK.
They also played at the Coca Cola Music Experience festival in Madrid in October of this year.
The message, posted shortly after 6pm online, reads; "
"A message for our fans
"First of all we want to thank everyone from the bottom of our hearts for all the support over the last 3 years.
"We have done some amazing things, from number one singles to sold out shows, trips around the world and so much more, and it's all down to the support you have all shown us.
"We regret to say that at this point in our career we have decided to take a break and pursue our own thing individually," they continued.
"We hope you all understand that it is not a decision we have taken lightly but due to many things out of our control it is the best thing for us at this moment in time.
"We can't express enough how much we appreciate everything you've done for us, our lives have changed so much and we can't wait to take you on our individual journeys.
"As a band we remain the best of friends and look forward to supporting each other in whatever we go on to do.
"Thank you all for taking the time to read this, and again, we hope you understand.
"Lots of love ❤ Brendan, Cian, Dayl, Dean, Josh and Ryan. HomeTown."
Fans have expressed their sadness on social media, with many of them paying tribute to their favourite individual members of the band.
"We'll be here FOREVER, You all will never be alone THANK YOU [sic]," one wrote.
Another added; "Thank you for all the memories! Best of luck in the future we'll still be here supporting yous [sic]."