Black Pumas have cancelled their touring plans for the rest of this yr.
The psychedelic soul duo – comprised of Eric Burton and Adrian Quesada – have toured closely lately in assist of their self-titled debut album, which got here out again in June 2019.
Taking to social media final evening (August 15), the Austin band confirmed that they’ll be taking a break from reside exhibits till 2023.
“After 4 unimaginable years of profession milestones and unforgettable reside experiences around the globe, we have now made the tough determination to press pause and step away from touring for the remainder of the yr,” they wrote in an announcement.
“Now we have one of the best followers on the planet and admire every one among you in your assist and understanding. Thanks for giving us the chance to know you higher.” You’ll be able to see the message within the tweet beneath.
Now we have one of the best followers on the planet and admire every one among you in your assist and understanding. Thanks for giving us the chance to know you higher.
— Black Pumas (@BlackPumasMusic) August 15, 2022
Final month noticed Black Pumas pull out of a string of summer season festivals, starting with Below The Large Sky Competition in Whitefish, Montana. In addition they shelved deliberate performances at Calgary People Music Competition and Innovation Competition in Kansas Metropolis, Missouri.
For every of these cancellations, the group cited “unexpected circumstances” and mentioned that they had been “devastated” to now not be taking part in. “We apologise for the inconvenience and hope to see you once more quickly,” the duo wrote on July 29.
As NME famous in a 2020 interview with Black Pumas, the band developed such a status for his or her electrical reside performances that the mayor of the world’s reside music capital, Austin, proclaimed Could 7 as official Black Pumas Day that yr.
“I had no concept that Eric was going to be such a showman,” Quesada mentioned. “I had solely seen movies of him busking, after which all of the sudden on stage he was busting all these strikes that beforehand he’d solely tried out in his lavatory.
“We booked a one-night residency at a well-known venue known as Austin’s C-Boys Coronary heart & Soul for our first ever gig, and shortly we had been promoting out evening after evening.”
Away from the stage, Black Pumas have bagged six Grammy Award nominations together with Finest New Artist and Album Of The Yr.