Black Pumas cancel remaining 2022 tour dates
“We have made the difficult decision to press pause and retire from touring for the remainder of the year.”
Black Pumas have announced their decision to “take a break” and suspend touring for the remainder of 2022. The Austin-based band led by singer/guitarist Eric Burton and guitarist/producer Adrian Quesada revealed the cancellation of their tour dates in a statement posted on the band’s social media.
“After four incredible years of career milestones and unforgettable live experiences around the world, we have made the difficult decision to take a break and step away from touring for the remainder of the year,” Black Pumas wrote. “We have the best fans in the world and appreciate each and every one of you for your support and understanding. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to get to know you better.
The Black Pumas burst onto the scene with their self-titled debut album in 2019. Since then, the group has toured extensively around the world and garnered six Grammy nominations.
Among the band’s now-cancelled plans were a series of festival appearances. The Roots have replaced the Black Pumas in the Sound On Sound Music Festival’s inaugural lineup, while organizers Suwannee Hulaween are “working hard to find a replacement”. Additionally, the Sacred Rose team noted “we are unlikely to find anyone to fill [Black Pumas’] shoes” and Dave Matthews Band tapped Mt. Joy to join The Gorge lineup when it opens at the Washington State venue on Sunday, September 4.