“Brockhampton’s upcoming shows at the O2 Academy Brixton in London and at Coachella will be our final performances as a group,” reads the statement shared on Friday. “All other tour dates are canceled, effective immediately. Refunds for all tickets and VIP packages will be available at the point of purchase. Following these four performances, we will be taking an indefinite hiatus as a group.”
The hip-hop outfit first announced that a follow-up to Roadrunner: Last Light would arrive in 2021, and was set to be their last full-length. That record never materialized, and it’s unclear if they still plan to release one more album, or if this is it for the group.
“From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for being on this journey with us,” the statement continues. “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.”
Brockhampton was founded in 2014 from the ashes of Kevin Abstract’s collective AliveSinceForever. Some of the members were recruited through renowned Ye fan forum KanyeToThe, and they later relocated to Los Angeles to work on 2017’s Saturation trilogy. They signed to RCA Records in 2018; shortly after, original member Ameer Vann exited following allegations of sexual misconduct. They released their major label debut Iridescence later that year and Ginger in 2019.
After Roadrunner dropped last year, group founder Abstract said the members “got a lot to say outside of group projects.” So far, he’s the only member of Brockhampton to release a solo studio album, but it sounds as though that could be changing in the near future. “We’ve dedicated the last ten years of our lives to making music together this next project we’re doing what’s rite,” he said.
Kevin also hinted that the once-scrapped Technical Difficulties project, which hasn’t been released due to clearance issues, could still see the light of day. “We really want that out,” he added.