Matt Healy says The 1975 is taking an ‘indefinite hiatus’

The curse of Taylor Swift’s exes continues! Matty Healy announced that his band The 1975 are going on hiatus, at least from touring. He said this on stage at a show while the band is in the middle of a six month long world tour. It’s not clear if they’re breaking up the band or just not touring afterwards. But Matty’s string of racist controversies and scandals has probably contributed to this. Since Taylor dumped him at the urging of the Snake Fam, he hasn’t cleaned up his act at all. Just a few days ago he deactivated his Twitter account after making an ableist joke aimed at indie group Boygenius. He is a gross person.

English pop band The 1975 is taking a break–with no indication how long it will last.

Frontman Matty Healy delivered the news on Tuesday to a California crowd at the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento between songs. The announcement was followed by audible screams in a video that has since gone viral on social media.

“We always love coming to this place to play for you guys whenever we get the chance,” said Healy, per footage on X. “And it’s wonderful you’re all here. After this tour, we will be going on an indefinite hiatus of shows, so it’s wonderful to have you guys with us tonight.”

The announcement kicked off the North American leg of the band’s Still…At Their Very Best Tour.

Band manager Jamie Osborne hinted at the possibility of a hiatus in August. Still, Healy’s announcement left some fans shocked. Others seemed fed up with Healy’s antics over the past year.

“The guy should just take an indefinite break from everything,” one person wrote on X.

Healy made headlines in January after a performative Nazi salute onstage, which flared into virulent backlash against his brief relationship with superstar Taylor Swift. His self-admitted interest in watching p-rn showing Black women getting brutalized attracted further outrage.

[From The Huffington Post]

It’s always annoyed me that these guys were critical darlings because the music is mostly pretty basic. There are a lot of bands that are doing more interesting things, that are not fronted by morons. A lot of frontmen are at least a little bit narcissistic, sure, but he’s in a league by himself. Maybe The 1975 would be a better band if they just replaced Healy with someone who isn’t a racist edgelord who thinks that being offensive is a kind of performance art. Reading between the lines I do think that this indefinite hiatus “from touring” is a more permanent break. Their manager said on Instagram that this tour would be “the final The 1975 dates of this era and for quite a while.” We can only hope, right?

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