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WAAX to Return as Solo Project for Singer Maz DeVita, Tour Dates Announced

Beloved Brisbane outfit WAAX has announced its return, but not quite as you know it. Frontwoman and songwriter Maz DeVita announced on socials today that the band – which went on hiatus in mid-2023 – would be returning, but as purely her own solo project.

“I’ve been thinking of a million and one ways to say this but I have decided to continue after what has been an ~eventful~ year,” the singer wrote. “The WAAX community is who I am, and sometimes you need to take things away to get some perspective. Although we hold a lot of love, the boys are no longer continuing with me – life happens, being in a band is hard.”

WAAX to Return as Solo Project

“But the more I thought about it, this project has always been an evolution of my songwriting and it felt weird to walk away,” DeVita continued. “So here it is, the new WAAX era.”

WAAX will be playing a few shows towards the end of the year, including the just-announced Best Night Ever Festival on the Gold Coast, and two additional headline shows – scope out all the dates below. Following this, DeVita writes, she’ll decamp to Los Angeles for some writing sessions.

The band’s hiatus was announced in an emotional statement released in April. “This is the most fucked up thing I’ve ever had to write because I never thought it possible: WAAX as you know it is going on hiatus,” the band wrote on social media.

“All I ever wanted was to play gigs and make records – who knew shit could get so complicated,” an additional statement from frontwoman Maz DeVita read. “I love you all more than you know, for real, you’re the reason we did any of this and kept hanging on. I will be back one day stronger than ever.”

WAAX Eternal Angel Tour Dates

  • Friday, 15th December – The Night Cat, Melbourne
  • Friday, 22nd December – Crowbar, Sydney
  • Saturday, 30th December – Best Night Ever Festival, Miami Marketta

Tickets on sale now.

Further Reading

WAAX Announce Hiatus and Farewell Show

Lineup Announced for Best Night Ever 2023: Dune Rats, Bad//Dreems, WAAX + More

WAAX Interview Each Other About Their New Album ‘At Least I’m Free’

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