Earlier this week The 1975 began their latest North American tour with frontman Matty Healy telling fans in Sacramento that the band plans to take an "indefinite hiatus" from performing live in the near future. A band not going on tour while they take some time off and work on new music is pretty standard but, still, Healy's statement led to some 1975 fans to fear that it heralded the end of the band in any form. That's not the case, as Healy clarified when the band performed in San Jose on Thursday night.
“I didn’t mean to scare any hardcore fans by insinuating that we were splitting up or anything like that,” Healy told fans at the SAP Center. "That’s not happening. Don’t worry," he added.
Check out Healy's statement below.
The band's current tour is due to make its way across North America until the end of the year before resuming in Europe in the new year. The final show on the tour is scheduled to take place in Amsterdam on March 24.
The 1975, Healy specifically, have become a lightning rod for controversy and headlines this year including his appearance on a podcast where racist jokes about Ice Spice were made. Healy subsequently apologized for being part of that conversation but was later called out by Rina Sawayama, who is signed to the musician's label. He was also in a brief relationship with Taylor Swift and caused an incident in Malaysia after criticizing the country's discriminatory LGBTQ laws.