Ed Sheeran takes indefinite hiatus from work and social media until he’s ‘lived a little more’

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Ed Sheeran will be stepping away from both the music and the limelight, according to an announcement made on the singer’s social media earlier this week.

Although Sheeran promises to be back, the singer-songwriter seems to be stepping away indefinitely after going “non stop since 2017.” His Instagram post goes on to read that he’ll be taking “a breather to travel, write and read” and will “be off all social media until it’s time to be back.”

Sheeran’s hiatus going into 2020 is well deserved though, as the multi-Grammy-winning artist can easily put his money where his mouth is. Not only has Sheeran garnered a hefty list of accolades, including more time spent at the top of the Top 40 singles chart than any other artist in the 2010s (572 weeks), but his recent ÷ Tour became the highest-grossing tour of all time, surpassing U2 with $775 million raked in.

With an Instagram profile photo that’s all but blacked out (simply reading “BRB”), it might be some time before fans see the UK talent making headlines or topping charts again. A bit of soul-searching could be the refresher he needs, however, as Sheeran says he’ll return when he’s “lived a little more to actually have something to write about.”

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Whethan and Flosstradamus announce indefinite hiatus from touring to focus on mental health

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Both Whethan and Flosstradamus have announced their respective breaks from performing shows for an indefinite period of time to focus on their mental health. Whethan was slated to play two dates for this year’s edition of Australian music festival Listen Out—Perth on Sept. 29 and Sydney on Oct. 5. The producer took to social media to apologize to fans for cancelling his appearances and to express his need to focus on both his mental and physical health, describing his state as “first time in awhile feeling this low.”

Flosstradamus delivered the news of his performing hiatus after his set at Lost Lands the weekend of Sept. 27-29. The HDYNATION boss played one of his heaviest sets in a long time at the bass festival before announcing on the mic his plans to take off from the touring scene for at least a year. According to Lost Lands attendees, Flosstradamus acknowledged that his Lost Lands set would be his last show for a while. So far, he has not yet made any statements on social media.

Although the news may come as unfortunate, fans and peers have come forward with support for both artists’ hiatuses in regards to their mental health. Since the untimely passing of superstar Avicii, there has been a growing emphasis on mental health within the dance music scene for artists to put themselves first including the creation of the Tim Bergling Foundation.

Panorama Festival going on a hiatus in 2019 in search of new venue

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New York City’s Panorama Festival can’t seem to catch a break. The AEG and Goldenvoice-backed festival was forced to evacuate its first festival day in 2018 due to inclement weather, which was received with widespread criticism and backlash from fans. Now, as ticket announcements and lineup releases would have been on the horizon for this year’s edition of Panorama, the festival’s organizers have announced that the event will be going on a “hiatus” as the team looks to find the festival a new home. The festival was held on Randall’s Island during its first three years, but NYC Parks denied a permit for the festival for its 2019 iteration. The organizers are now actively seeking a permanent home for Panorama in Flushing Meadows, New York.

AEG released an official announcement about the festival’s hiatus in 2019, stating, “While we have enjoyed our time on Randall’s Island and its great facilities, we feel that we have achieved all that we can at this site. We look forward to continued conversations with City Parks to explore making the Flushing Meadows site a reality. Until then, we thank the fans and artists who supported the event for the last three years of fantastic performances.” In past years, Kendrick Lamar, Tame Impala, Frank Ocean, and LCD Soundsystem have headlined Panorama Festival.

H/T: Billboard

Carnage Takes a Break From Music

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DJ-producer, Carnage, has been in full speed this year, releasing plenty of new music and performing in all parts of the globe. It is no surprise that the hardstyle/trap DJ has finally decided to take a break from the dance music industry. The popular music maker took to Instagram to announce his temporary hiatus, stating

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deadmau5 updates fans on his well-being, confirms European tour dates

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After announcing an indefinite hiatus from social media to focus on mental health, deadmau5 provided an update via Twitter for fans regarding his progress and the status of previously scheduled tour dates. According to the mau5trap boss, he seems to be getting exactly what he needs out of his commitment to his psychological well-being after receiving hefty backlash over his longstanding, highly controversial interactions with both peers and fans on digital platforms–most notably Twitter.

“With the support from family and friends, and the help of health professionals, I’m on the right track and I’m feeling better,” said deadmau5 in the post.

He also confirmed his upcoming performances at a sundry of upcoming European tour dates, but made it clear the update did not mean a return to the producer’s vice of choice (Twitter). With his label handling deadmau5 socials for now, here’s to hoping mau5 2.0 continues this bout of reflection and surfaces healthier than ever.

 

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Gorillaz To Take Decade Long Break Before Next Tour

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Gorillaz have definitely made their presence known over the last two years. Between Humanz in 2017 and The Now Now in 2018, the group is leading with the most music released. But, it could be as long as a decade before we hear new music from Gorillaz ever again. Recently, frontman Doman Albarn hinted that the

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deadmau5 to take indefinite hiatus

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deadmau5 is going offline indefinitely, per a statement posted to Twitter.

He acknowledged his longtime struggle with mental health had taken a toll on him to fans, indicating issues had magnified over “the past several years” and a guilty feeling over not realizing his label’s vision. At the beginning and end of his note, deadmau5 offered an apology to those he’d offended in the past with unfiltered comments that he admitted were offensive. These two items are what ultimately led to his decision to “go off the radar and taking time necessary to work on myself.”

It’s unclear if by “going off the radar,” deadmau5 meant be taking a break from social media only, or his career/pursuits in general. He simply advised he’d be seeking professional help to aid him in his mission to become a better person. This departure follows up one where similar issues were cited in 2015.

 

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Damon Albarn on the Gorillaz future touring plans: “It’s probably going to be another 10 years”

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All good things must come to an end…or at least take a break. Damon Albarn, frontman of beloved digital rock outfit Gorillaz, seems to think its time to put the band to bed for a while following back-to-back LP releases with 2017’s Humanz and 2018’s The Now NowRecently, speaking to the Toronto SunAlbarn explained that after two full-length studio albums, he and co-creator Jamie Hewlett plan to take a break from the road, to “even out” their recent output. An impending hiatus isn’t too surprising however, given that before Humanz, Albarn and Hewlett hadn’t linked for a full-length project since 2010’s Plastic Beach

“Since there wasn’t much time between these recent two records it’s probably going to be another 10 years,” claims Albarn.

Recently, the Blur proponent also revealed that another side project, The Good, The Bad & The Queen are set to release new music, and that new materials from the Gorillaz could land sometime after that. Regardless of more new music from the “Humility” producers that may come in 2019, it seems after the group’s current tour ends on October 24 in Mexico City, Gorillaz may not surface again for another decade.

H/T: NME