American boy band Why Don’t We have canceled their Good Times Only 2022 tour, due to a legal battle with their former management company, Signature. Taking to social media, the band noted that they are officially on hiatus as they have signed their tour with the production company.
The group – which includes Jonah Marais, Corbyn Besson, Daniel Seavey, Jack Avery and Zack Herron – have shared parts of a cease and desist letter they say they received from Signature. They said this precludes them from accepting a deal with “any promoter or venue on this tour”.
The statement shared by Why Don’t We reads:
“Due to unforeseen circumstances related to our ongoing legal battle to break free from the production company we signed with when we began our Why Don’t We journey, we unfortunately have to cancel our 2022 Good Times Only Tour. what we want to do in our careers is make great music and play for all of you lovely people.”
Further adding to the statement, Why Don’t We said they were going on a hiatus, assuring fans that the members were grateful for their support.
Meaning of Hiatus Explained as Why Aren’t We Canceling the Tour
Merriam Webster’s Dictionary describes Hiatus as a period when something (like a program or activity) is suspended or interrupted. Why Don’t We noted that they’re officially on hiatus, implying they won’t be performing on their next tour and are taking a hiatus until their legal battle with their former production company is over. settled.
However, Why Don’t We will continue to make music for their fans and will likely hit the road after settling their legal disputes.
More recently, Korean boy band BTS made headlines for their decision to take a hiatus. Last month, at the BTS Festa Dinner Party on June 14, the group said they planned to take a break from activities. group to focus on solo work. for a certain time. However, their label clarified that BTS will not completely stop doing group activities and solo projects are a temporary change of direction.
What did Why Don’t We say about their production company earlier?
The development comes a year after they alleged in a social media post that one of their managers caused them “mental, emotional and financial abuse”. The group of boys noted that their managers had made them “hostages in their own house” and had restricted their food. They also claimed that one of their managers controlled them 24/7, verbally reprimanded them, and led the members to develop eating disorders.
The social media group then wrote:
“Little did we know that we would end up becoming prisoners in the ‘Why Not Do It’ complex under the supervision of one of our managers at Signature Entertainment Partners.”
Their manager at the time, David Loeffler, dismissed their false and hurtful claims. The band’s career took off when David Loeffler and Randy Phillips worked together as band managers. However, the two broke up and filed a lawsuit against each other over the band’s management and control of Signature and another company.