- 27 Sep 23
The frontman shared the news at a gig in Sacramento this week...
The British band have just set out on the North American leg of their Still… At Their Very Best North America tour, with upcoming dates in San Jose and San Diego, and a final show in Seattle on December 2nd.
Before the band launched into 'Sex,' a crowd-pleaser from their self-titled debut, Healy took to the mic, saying: “It’s wonderful you’re all here. After this tour, we will be going on an indefinite hiatus with shows, so it’s wonderful to have you guys with us tonight. Thank you so much.”
They will be going on a hiatus after this tour…
— The 1975 News (@the1975_mfc) September 27, 2023
The ever-controversial 1975 frontman recently found himself in hot water, earlier this year, following an onstage call-out from fellow Dirty-Hit labelmate, Rina Sawayama, at her Glastonbury performance.
Introducing the song 'STFU!' at the festival's Woodsies stage, the Japanese-British artist alluded to comments the frontman had made on The Adam Friedland Show, an American podcast helmed by comedians Adam Friedland and Nick Mullen.
“I told Lucy Dacus that ‘Boygenius’ had inspired me and George [Daniel] to start a new band called ‘Girlr*****’. I don’t really hear from her that often,” the tweet read.
Dacus quickly responded, “You don’t hear from me at all.”
Healy's recent announcement follows news of a UK and European leg of the tour, which includes four nights at London’s O2 and is set to see the band make history by staging the first-ever “carbon removed” live concert.
The performances will be a part of a series of “pilot” events where various methods are to be used to extract the carbon generated by the shows and remove it from the atmosphere.
A newly released announcement for the tour, sees Healy satirically parodying politicians in an ironic pastiche of American political adverts.
The band are set to start the 2024 tour in Glasgow on February 9th, before taking to Lisbon, Madrid, Paris and Oslo — amongst many others — finally closing out the tour with a performance in Amsterdam on March 24th.
Though the band will be stepping back, Healy's announcement does not fully rule out the possibility of new material from The 1975 sometime in the near future...
Check out the announcement for The 1975's Still...At Their Very Best tour below: