Fat Mike Says NOFX Will Break Up – ‘Next Year Will Be Our Last’

NOFX to break up? Band leader “Fat” Mike Burkett may be the happiest clown with the biggest brow, but it looks like he’s planning to disband the veteran California punk rock act in 2023.

Will NOFX say So long and thanks for all the shoes next year too right?

According to replies to comments Fat Mike made on one Instagram post this week which Spin and NME reported, that appears to be the case.

The band has not officially announced a split or any final shows yet. But Fat Mike apparently leaked the news to his followers in his surprising remarks.

They came in response to the discussion on a video showing the NOFX lead singer and bassist getting a “shaving and cutting” in Alaska. He is currently north of NOFX’s Canadian Punk in Drublic Festival dates this month.


NOFX (Photo: Jonathan Weiner)

“Actually we love Canada, it’s just that next year will be our last year,” Fat Mike told a fan. He continued, “We’ll be announcing our final shows soon. It’s been a great run….”

To another comment about upcoming, and apparently final, NOFX concerts, Fat Mike replied: “Los Angeles will be the last place we play. It’s where we started, it’s where we’ll end.”

NOFX last released a studio album, Single Album, in 2021. They began as an LA hardcore band in 1983 before becoming underground pop-punk stalwarts with releases such as Punk at Drublic (1994).

NOFX also includes Eric Melvin (guitar), Erik “Smelly” Sandin (drums) and Aaron “El Hefe” Abeyta (guitar). Fat Mike owns the punk label Fat Wreck Chords.

Will 2023 really bring the end of NOFX as we know it? It would certainly mark the end of an era.

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