Brockhampton Tour Canceled; Rap Group Fires Bandmate After Sexual Misconduct Allegations

John Davisson
– Brockhampton
Brockhampton commands the stage during Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival at Empire Polo Club in Indio, Calif., April 21.

Rap “boy band” Brockhampton has announced band member Ameer Vann is no longer in the group as “we do not tolerate abuse of any kind,” and that it is canceling its current tour dates “to go home and regroup.”

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Brockhampton took the stage at Boston Calling Saturday night without Ameer Vann and at times stood in silence at times he would normally rap, according to Pitchfork. 

Vann was featured on the group’s mixtape cover art and many considered him the voice of the Brockhampton, which although calls itself a “boy band” has been picking up momentum as a prolific hip-hop team akin to Odd Future, which was led by a young Tyler, The Creator and included Earl Sweatshirt among other now-popular rap artists. Brockhampton recently was signed to a major label deal with RCA that would reportedly span six albums over three years. 

Vann made multiple tweets addressing the situation, writing, “I am sorry to the people I’ve hurt and the fans I’ve disappointed,” and in a separate tweet, “I’m sorry for placing my group mates in a difficult situation by not speaking to them about my past experiences earlier. I always hoped to set a good example to my fans.” He added that he “never had relations with a minor or violated anybody’s consent,” however.

Brockhampton had upcoming headlining dates at venues including Rams Head Live in Baltimore, Cleveland’s House of Blues, Fillmore Charlotte, Cain’s Ballroom in Tulsa, and summer festival appearances including Lollapalooza, Osheaga and Mo Pop as well as European festivals including Reading and Leeds in the UK and Pukkelpop in Belgium.  
They kicked off a tour in January that included multiple nights at venues including Irving Plaza in New York (three nights), Showbox in Seattle (two), Warfield Theatre in San Francisco (two) and House of Blues in Chicago and Dallas both had multiple nights as well.
Recent headline reports submitted to Pollstar included sellouts at House of Blues Boston (2,425 tickets), Emo’s in Austin (1,550) and The Pageant in St. Louis (2,000) this year.
Pollstar has reached out to booking agency WME for any additional comment.