The 1975 announced this week that the band will be taking an “indefinite hiatus” following the end of their current tour, which ends in the spring.
The band made the announcement Tuesday while performing in Sacramento at the Golden 1 Center, the first stop on their Still… At Their Very Best tour.
“It’s wonderful that you’re all here,” the band’s frontman Matty Healy told the audience on Tuesday night Video of the performance. “After this tour we will be taking an indefinite break from shows, so it is wonderful to have you with us tonight. Thank you.”
Representatives for 1975 did not immediately respond to The Times’ request for comment.
The 1975 Tour includes shows across North America and Europe, including a sold-out show at the Hollywood Bowl in October and a performance at Pechanga Arena in San Diego next Saturday. The final show of the tour is scheduled for March 24th in Amsterdam.
Formed in 2002, the British pop-rock band has been performing almost continuously for several years, be it at festivals or on the road on their lively At Their Very Best tour, which ran from November 2022 to August. Her performances went viral as Healy performed regularly kissed enthusiastic fans on the lips after serenading them throughout the tour.
Most famously, 1975s bassist Ross MacDonald kissed Healy on the lips at a music festival in Malaysia in July after the singer strongly criticized the Malaysian government’s anti-LGBTQ+ laws, such as the criminalization of same-sex relationships . The crowd cheered the speech and the kiss, but the performance was subsequently stopped by the organizers as government officials stopped the music festival. The 1975 is now banned from playing in the country.
However, Healy ultimately stole the spotlight throughout the tour due to a highly publicized but ultimately unconfirmed romance with Taylor Swift, which reportedly ended in June.
Swift and Healy sparked romance rumors shortly after the “Lavender Haze” hitmaker split from her actor boyfriend of six years, Joe Alwyn. Although neither musician publicly confirmed their relationship, Healy attended several Swift shows during her sold-out Eras tour – and even appeared on stage as the opening act for Phoebe Bridgers in Nashville.
Healy also made headlines with a controversial podcast interview in which he and comedians Nick Mullen and Adam Friedland poked fun at rapper Ice Spice’s ethnicity. Healy also joked about Japan’s incarceration during World War II and joked about his own sexual behavior related to a porn website that featured black women.
In April, Healy he apologized to Ice Spice during the band’s performance in Auckland, New Zealand, saying his apology was “not because I’m upset that my joke was taken the wrong way.” That’s because I don’t want Ice Spice to think that way , I am an advertising medium. I love you, Ice Spice. I am so sorry.”
Times reporters Christi Carras, Carlos De Loera and Astrid Kayembe contributed to this report.