The 1975 lead singer, Matthew Healy, announced at the band's concert in Sacramento, California, that they will be taking an indefinite break from touring after their current dates. He thanked the crowd for their support and expressed how much they enjoy playing for their fans. The band has been on extensive tours promoting their albums, but have also faced controversies along the way.
Healy was involved in a controversy when he did a Nazi salute during a performance, and made inappropriate jokes about racially degrading pornography on a podcast. He apologized partially for his actions during a concert and was later rumored to be dating Taylor Swift. In another incident, Healy kissed his bassist on stage in Malaysia, leading to the government cancelling the festival and requesting compensation. Healy clarifies that the hiatus only applies to live shows, and the band frequently takes breaks between album cycles. Further details about the hiatus are yet to be disclosed.