Hip-hop boy band Brockhampton CANCEL upcoming tour dates and announce ‘indefinite hiatus’ to follow Coachella performance
Hip-hop boy band Brockhampton have canceled their upcoming tour and announced an “indefinite hiatus”.
They still plan to play the next Coachella Music Festival in April, but after that they will be going their separate ways for the foreseeable future.
“Brockhampton’s upcoming performances at London’s O2 Academy Brixton and at Coachella will be their final as a group,” they said in a statement quoted by Billboard. “All other upcoming tour dates are cancelled, effective immediately.”
‘End of an era’: Hip-hop boy band Brockhampton have canceled their upcoming tour and announced an ‘indefinite hiatus’ to follow their performance at Coachella in April
Their statement assured ticket holders: “Refunds for all VIP tickets and packages will be available at the point of purchase.”
The band, which lasted over 11 years, added: ‘Following these remaining shows, Brockhampton will be going on an indefinite hiatus as a band. They invite their fans to come and celebrate the end of an era with them during these final performances.
Brockhampton’s latest announcement comes a month after they canceled the bulk of their European tour dates for 2022, citing the spread of COVID-19.
Kevin Abstract, Ameer Vann, Dom McLennon and Rodney Tenor – then known as Mic Kurb – formed the original band in Texas in 2010.
Mainsaty: Kevin Abstract, pictured in Auckland in January 2020, founded the original band with Ameer Vann, Dom McLennon and Rodney Tenor
Back then they were known as AliveSinceForever but in the meantime they have changed to their current name and gained and lost several members.
In early 2018, during the #MeToo movement, Ameer Vann was accused of sexual misconduct towards multiple women and having sex with a minor.
Although he denied the allegations of misconduct, he was removed from the group, whose statement read, “We were lied to and we’re sorry we didn’t speak sooner.”
Of the original lineup, only Kevin Abstract and Dom McLennon remain in what is now Brockhampton, which also has 11 other members.
Parting ways: Ameer Vann was dropped from the group in 2018 after being accused of sexual misconduct, which he denied; he is pictured in 2019
Their show at the O2 Academy Brixton is set to take place on February 7, around two months before they deliver their farewell performance at Coachella.
Brockhampton, whose most famous songs include Bleach, Junky, Queer and Infatuation, released their latest album last year.
Titled Roadrunner: New Light, New Machine, the record fell in April 2021 and managed to climb to 11 on the Billboard 200.