Brockhampton Cancels Tour & Announces 13-Person Group Will Take "Indefinite Hiatus"
| LAST UPDATE 01/25/2022
Fans of Brockhampton were shocked to learn the 13-person group has decided to cancel its upcoming Here Right Now Tour and take an "indefinite hiatus."
Last month, they revealed all European dates would be canceled due to virus concerns, though the tour was still going to start in the US in February and continue through April.
"From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for being on this journey with us," the band wrote in a statement. "We would not be here without our fans. We hope we've been able to inspire you as much as you have us these past eight years. We are bonded and grateful to you for life."
They added that their final four shows will take place in London at the O2 Academy Brixton and then at Coachella.
Featuring talented acts like Kevin Abstract, Matt Champion, Joba and more, Brockhampton delivered its sixth album last year titled 'Roadrunner: New Light, New Machine,' which debuted at #11 on the Billboard 200.
The celebrated, rap-forward release was supposed to be the first of their final two albums. As recently as August, Abstract claimed they were sticking to that plan. "Our next and final album as Brockhampton has been pushed back and will not be released until next year," he tweeted.
It's unclear what sparked the abrupt announcement, but Abstract explained in May why the group was nearing its end: "We all love each other and we wanna continue making the best music we can everybody just getting a lil older and got a lot to say outside of group projects."
Like most bands, Brockhampton has weathered its share of fights and creative turmoil. In fact, the genesis behind the cover art for their 2019 album 'Ginger' was a heated argument between Weston and Joba in Norway.
They later made amends and hugged one another, resulting in the beautiful cover photo.
Abstract, 25, is the most proficient individual artist in the group. He's putting the finishing touches on his unnamed fourth full-length release following 2019's 'Arizona Baby,' which featured alternative hits like "Peach" and "Georgia."
Reflecting his musical range, Abstract points to Playboi Carti and Frank Ocean as two of his favorite artists.