Monday, May 28, 2012

A Break From Touring With Dia Frampton And The Gang


Life is interesting. Twists and turns here and there. I can feel a stirring in my heart that tells me calmly and assuredly that it's time for me to move on. I've been growing creatively in a lot of  new directions. The support I have received for my jewelry line has given me confidence to explore new endeavors in writing, jewelry, and music with a fresh outlook.



All of the memories, the adventures, the lessons learned along the way are priceless. I'd like to thank Mike Kaminksy, our manager who has been there for support and wise words along the way. Thanks to my talented sister, Dia Frampton, my hard-working man, Nick Price. Thanks to Jonathan Snyder and Carlo Gimenez, my very BEST friends. 

Most of all, thank you to YOU guys, the fans, for your dedication, support, loyalty, and love. Thank you to the MAD boardies for building an incredible community and allowing us to be part of it.

This moment in time is only one ending, and the beginning for many other adventures!  Dia is going to continue to serenade you with haunting melodies. Though I don't know what shape music will take in the future for me, I DO know I will never give up my love for music. 

Please check up on the "Meg and Dia" Facebook page regularly. Dia and the gang will continue to announce upcoming tours and documenting their journeys. I'll be announcing brand new jewelry designs, original tunes, covers, and blogs.

Photo by Luca Venter


Please continue to support Dia and the band as I will with all my heart.

With honesty, resolve, and sincerity,
Meg

42 comments:

  1. :( My heart just sank a little.

    But as a fan who loves you and the gang, I really wish you all the best in your future endeavours Meg! As the Semisonic song goes, "Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end".

    I hope it isn't the last your fans see of you on-stage (do tour if theres ever a stop in Asia!).

    I can't wait to see what your creative mind comes up with. You've certainly shown that you can do just about anything :)

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  2. Will you be coming back? Are you going to Europe? Don't leave us, please.

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  3. Meg, Good luck on your new life adventure. I'll be thinking of you. I look forward to all of the new music that will come from this. And remember to have fun!! :)

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  4. I wish you well Meg!!

    It's of course sad to see you go (from a fan's perspective) but I'm also very happy for you (personally). I'm excited and looking forward to this new adventure both with Dia & the gang and with you solo.

    <3 <3 <3

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  5. Just a break though, right, not permanent?

    I wish you the best of course with whichever it ends up being of course! <3

    I just hope one day i'll be able to meet you at one of the shows haha. Keep being amazing and thank you so much for everything you've done for me. For real, I'm not sure who I would be without the music and the inspiration, the words, and the amazing person you are - who I've looked up to for a long time and still do. Just - thank you so much for everything. I hope one day I'll get to meet you but for now good luck with wherever life takes you! Much Love.

    -Britt

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  6. Though it does make me sad that the Meg & Dia band I fell in love with is something different now, I'm happy that everyone in the band seems happy and are embracing the various paths life has for them :)
    I'll always support Dia and you, whatever you choose to do

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  7. I can't say I'm shocked, I think you hinted a little in your last post...Haha. I'm glad you're doing what feels right to YOU, it can't be easy to stand up and say "Hey, I think it's time for a change." Being a college student, I'm still trying to figure myself out also. I seriously hope you find what you're looking for. Your talent and creative mind will take you far. Sucks I never got to see the original Meg and Dia live though.

    Much love and good luck!

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  8. I won't say I didn't see this coming, but it still makes me very sad. I'm gonna miss seeing you around shows Meg, very much so.
    This is bittersweet for me :( You were the one who first inspired me to start playing guitar, I remember fifteen year old me wanting to be just like you.
    I'm gonna hold on to a bit of hope that this just a break, I don't like the finality of saying it's over.

    Haha, I'm still glad you're doing what feels right. It hasn't seemed like you were feeling it as much lately. Hope I still get to see you in the future, looking forward to whatever you decide to share with us. Thanks for keeping us all in the loop.

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  9. I don't like this, but if makes you happy, then I understand :(

    The gang won't be the same without you and I'm gonna miss seeing you with them.

    Wish you'll be ok Meg.

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  10. My mom knows how much I love Meg & Dia. After reading this post, I let her know you were taking a break since I felt like I had to tell someone. All she said was "She probably feels like she need to form her own identity," as well as, "Don't worry. No matter how long the break is, the band is her family! She can come back whenever she's ready."

    I want to be selfish and hope that the break isn't too long, but whatever you need to do, Meg, know you certainly have my support (and my mom's, haha).

    Just don't forget..
    Feel the rhythm
    Feel the rhyme
    somethingsomethingsomething
    It's bobsled time!

    P.S. I've been to a Dia Frampton show, but I still have yet to experience one by Meg & Dia. It'll still be on my list of things to do before I kick the chair! Much love!

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  11. Although this is sad I understand that you have to do what feels right for you. I'll still be here supporting you in whatever you decide to do.

    One question though, does this mean you won't be on tour with the gang in June?

    I wish you much happiness and thank you for everything!

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  12. Good for you Meg! As a Mother of two girls about the same age as you and your sister it broke my heart when the oldest decided to leave to another state and start a new adventure of her own. You see my girls have grown close to each other and are like best friends. I saw the hurt in my youngest eyes when her older sister decided it was time to leave. It wasn't an easy decision as I am sure there was much soul searching to make such a decision. She did what she knows is best for her as I am sure you know what is right for you. I have been to about four of your concerts thanks to my youngest who is a big fan of the group. Our saying when we check for our fav band's tour dates we always added we want to see another Meg&Dia show. Good Luck and Peace be with you & God Bless

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  13. Well, I can't say I'm surprised since I felt this coming after reading many of your previous blog post. I can't lie though, I was hoping it would come after the Arizona show in June which would have been the first time I would see you live.

    A part of me is really bummed and another part is really excited for you and all the good things that are gonna come your way.

    You have my support and I know many others.
    I am looking forward to reading about all your new adventures and all of the new awesome and creative music, and robots you come up with.

    Much love and good luck with everything Meg!

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  14. I'm glad to hear you've made this decision for yourself. It couldn't have been easy but doing some soul searching is important. I hope you find something that makes you happy and I super hope you keep making music! Good luck!

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  15. Aww, I wish you the very best, Meg. I'm sure it was a difficult decision. But if it's what you feel like is right for you, then I'm glad you're happy. I will miss it not being the original MAD line up for awhile. But of course I'll continue supporting you all in your endeavors (like I always have). <3 <3

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  16. If it's you writing the songs, or 'Meg and Dia' or even 'Dia Frampton' it doesn't matter what 'name' it comes from. To me, as long as it's your music that I hear, I'm going to love it all the same. :)

    By the way, I love the new headline/title designs you've been trying out. I saw another one that you put that was pink with a heart at the end. They're all so cute!!!

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  17. Congratulations on this new stepping stone and chapter for the rest of your life! I cannot wait to see how it unfolds... It's time to explore the "place where I feel most like me", eh? I know this must've have been a difficult decision for you, but taking the wheel on YOUR life and making these big decisions is a great accomplishment. Oftentimes, it's hard for people to just 'put everything down' and really do what they want to do with their life. I admire you for this, and I'm sure great things will come from it.

    I couldn't be more proud of your decision!

    Staying hopeful,
    and always a MaD fan.

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  18. as sad as this is to hear, i can understand! you guys are all so creative and talented, but in different ways so it makes sense to change and do different things once in a while. hopefully though, we'll see you with meg & dia again sometime in the future :) i'll definitely continue to support them and you as well with all your cool chandler things. and, maybe on your travels and adventures nyc will be a stop, because that's where i will be next year and i'd love to meet you (again...ish) hahah. good luck!

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    1. ps. also it's been really cool to design things for you, so if you need anymore stuff in future, let me know. i also have no problem doing things over until they are good haha :) even though i know what i do is far from perfect, it was a bit of a confidence boost to be given a chance for once. so thanks! meg & dia has been a big part of my highschool career, especially this senior year since i've seen you guys live in feb. anyways, good luck once again and have lots of fun! you deserve it :) :)

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  19. best of luck on all future endeavors. i always have and always will love the band and can't wait to see what amazing art you give the world next. x

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  20. Bummed i wont be seeing you on the road anymore, but totally understand the decision. Best of luck to you and i will be eager but patiently waiting for your creative projects to come! :)

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  21. Meg, you and the rest of the band will always have the support of us fans, no matter where you go or what you decide to do. I'm sure you probably know this already. With that said, start some new adventures, continue doing incredible things, take care, and keep us updated while you're at it!

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  22. I'm so proud of you. And so blessed to have been part of the musical adventure you have taken all of us on. Good luck! I'll be waiting to see all of the beautiful and creative things you do in the future.

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  23. Yep. Probably if you'd have kept with The Band you'd have grown more and more frustrated and it would have stymied your growth in every facet of your life, except patience maybe. It's really cool that you have those talents AND the option to use them, and everything you do seems to come up roses. The future is wide open. IF you ever wonder what else you could take on, I hear that goat cheese is really hard to do well. Music, jewelry, and goat cheese...oh yeah.

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    1. P.S. I hope this doesn't mean you are going to stop blogging?

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  24. Today was a very sad day for me.
    Just this morning, me and my best friend (best man at my wedding) were just talking about seeing you guys in Arizona...we were so excited. He told me he would cry if you guys played Roses like you did at Troubadour last month (we are 27 an 28 year old men with wives but good music is our first love). I was telling some people at work how excited I was and how I was going to email Meg today about wanting to hear Hearts Out to Dry and maybe something from Here, Here, & Here. It was a Meg & Dia day all morning for me and my brain. Then I opened up my CTR blog at lunch and saw the news and couldve cried. But I know you want to try new grounds and test your creative limits. So yes, we are all proud of you...you're taking a leap of faith in yourself and that's brave! Best of luck and we anxiously await any art that comes from your creative little heart.

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  25. I was just about to comment on your blog about traveling when I saw newest blog. I was going to say aren't you about to start touring again and now see you are off on new adventures. I admire your courage.I first saw you & Dia at Electric Theatre, several warp tours, and latest Blake Shelton show. Loved how you & Dia banter and give that look with a smile to each other. I know you will find success in what ever you do but, I hope you find happiness also. My dream will be for both you & Dia to have successful solo careers AND get back to some Meg & Dia projects( like Miranda Lambert & Pistol Annies). You are a very smart, talented, creative person. I wish you luck and most of all fun in finding yourself.

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  26. :( sad to hear you are leaving for now but wish you the best of luck in your new endeavors. Seems so soon since I only learned of Meg&Dia a year ago. It only took me hearing a couple of songs before I went to your website and bought every album on there (Including getting one of the limited edition Cocoon vinyls:)).

    You are extremely talented and I'm sure you will be successful in whatever you take on next. I'm glad I got to see you and Dia perform in New York this year, I loved in particular how you rocked out on stage and hope one day in the future we'll get to see you perform again.

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  27. I still hope that you will return to Meg and Dia again in the future, but I'm glad that you're getting a chance to start fresh, and I wish you the best of luck as you travel this new road. =]

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  28. I feel like there is a huge stone in my stomach! though, like you, ive been stuck at the same job for a while and have been feeling like a change so i completely know where you are coming from. you will always have the MaD boardies support in any endeavor. but, no goodbye show?!? i really wanted to see that solo in 'lessons in new jersey' again. maybe some other time. funny, i was listening to 'end of the road' by boyz 2 men when i read this post.. couldnt believe it!

    GOOD LUCK
    you've inspired so many and your music has kept me company for 7 years now. thank you so much for that

    -nick

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  29. GOOD FOR YOU!

    I hope you find what you are looking for and I especially hope that you will come back to Meg & Dia. I still have yet to see M&D play live. It kills me that I've had two chances, and missed both.

    Best of luck, Meg. You will be missed.

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  30. This makes me SO very very sad :(... I never got to see Meg & Dia live! I got Dia Frampton tickets for July 1st in Dallas for my birthday and was looking forward to seeing you (yes YOU... not to say that you are my favorite, but I really look up to you :) ). Man, what a bummer. But I am glad that you are doing what makes you happy. You have helped Dia out and now it's time to do what you want.

    I really wanted to meet you! Hopefully I can someday, somehow. I am looking forward to what new adventures you will share with us, as well as some new original tunes. You are very talented and creative... I am excited for what's to come.

    Forever your fan,
    Savannah

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    1. Same here! They cancelled the Dallas show and I am sooooo bummed! I'll never get to see them live. :(

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  31. While I do feel sad I am looking forward to what's next for you and the rest of the band. It still feels like just yesterday when I Meg & Dia discovered three years ago. I met a lot of wonderful people through the boards and I can't wait for what's next!

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  32. In a weird way, this feels like graduation day to me. Meg just graduated from the "Meg and Dia" school. Seems like this is the time of year for that process. I am sure this must be somewhat scary and exciting all at the same time. But the good thing about this is you have a great support system and you are in charge of you own destiny. Hope to read more exciting adventures and endeavors soon.

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  33. I'm sad you won't be continuing with Dia, but I'm happy for your steps forward!
    You are super talented and will exceed in any new endeavor you chose to follow!
    Good luck to you Meg, I can't wait to hear what your next steps are :)

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  34. As someone who has followed you guys both figuratively and literally for quite some time. I remember you (Meg) asking me if I thought you guys would ever get signed in the parking lot in Sacramento before a show. I of course said I yes.....and you did. In recent years the economy cut back my ability to travel as much and go to shows. I think the last time I saw you was the summer of 2009.....Damn almost 3 years. I know your presence will be missed but I understand there comes a time when changes are necessary and only you know when that is. I have bought a couple pieces of your jewelry along the way. Anyhow I hope to see the gang soon.
    Be Well Meg, long time supporter, fan 7 friend, ED

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  35. I will always remember the moment at the Troubadour, during "Roses" when you sang "I don't even know you, you won't even know I'm gone" and the crowd erupted into applause. I'll be seeing Dia in concert again soon, but I have no doubt something magical will be missing. Thank you not only for my favorite music, but the songs that inspired me to change how I lived my life. Not to be cliché but it's quite strange to think how you created all of me. My life would be so different without Meg & Dia.

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  36. i hope this is not true...i hope the band can be kept on going!

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  37. Stay awesome :) I will never not love your music

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  38. As usual i am showing up late and hanging in the back, but i just wanted to add support and cheers for you as you step off into new adventures... some years ago i found you in the crowd at a tampa, fl outdoor concert... you guys had just had some equipment stolen and were borrowing instruments and i handed you some money and had to demand you take it... even living in your van and struggling at the beginning you were considerate of others, strong, and proud to be out on your own... the hug you gave me as thank you told me how genuine your heart is and how appreciative you are of your fans...

    you've all come a long way and your journey toward exploring and expressing your creativity is just beginning on a new level... know that you will always have your family... and your band family... and your fan family... and i for one am very excited to see what you do next...

    and somewhere down the road a MaD reunion concert in central park might be nice too :)

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  39. I will follow and support whatever u choose to do next in life. cant wait to hear some more covers from u. i love "animal". Always keep ur head up, everyone supports u. :)

    StayBeautifulMeg!

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