Whethan and Flosstradamus announce indefinite hiatus from touring to focus on mental health
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.
I’m sorry Perth and Sydney – please read pic.twitter.com/eppxkMH27J— Whethan (@whethanmusic) September 28, 2019
i’m gonna get myself right and come back harder than you ever thought— Whethan (@whethanmusic) September 29, 2019
You fucking killed it, so glad I was able to be apart of your last show. Prayers for you brother @flosstradamus— charles (@fccharlie19) September 29, 2019
@FLOSSTRADAMUS threw down his hardest set ever , best set I’ve seen him throw down, just for him to end it by saying he taking a break from the whole scene 🥺🥺— Ortuño (@petunia_019) September 29, 2019
THAT WAS THE BEST SET OF THE WEEKEND!!!! Can’t wait to see you next year when ur back in business-— cheese and rice (@Sammyjoo_) September 29, 2019