Bridge Nine Records confirmed many internet rumors today by announcing the impending dissolution of Champion on the label's website today, issuing the following statement attributed to Bridge 9 owner Chris Wrenn:
For the past 4 years, working with Champion and releasing their records has been an amazing partnership. Two EP's and an LP of fun, fast and exciting HardCore by a group of some of the most sincere individuals you'll come across in this 'scene'. They put their lives on hold and worked harder than literally any band we've ever worked with, so they could tour from one end of this earth to the other, playing live to more kids in more countries than anyone. I'm sorry to see them go, but the legacy that they'll leave on a new generation of HardCore kids will continue on.
Champion's final show will occur in their hometown of Seattle on May 27th, at a location to be disclosed later, most likely at Bridge Nine's website, since Champion's own website has been taken down.
Champion released their sole full-length, Promises Kept, back to back with the CD compilation of their two previous vinyl 7" EP's, Time Slips Away, last year on Bridge 9.