Brockhampton Will Be There For North American Fans

John Davisson
– Brockhampton
Brockhampton, a boy band with a twist, amps up the crowd during Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival at Empire Polo Club in Indio, Calif., April 14.
Hip-hop boy band Brockhampton will be back on the road in North America in October, marking the band’s first run of shows on home soil since the departure of former member Ameer Vann due to abuse accusations.
The new “I’ll be there” dates start Oct. 3 at the Mesa Amphitheatre in Mesa, Ariz., and continue for more than two months, with the last date listed as Dec. 6 at The Chelsea at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas. During that run Brockhampton will also play at

Tickets for the solo dates go on sale Sept. 8 at 10 a.m. local time.

The next stop for the group is Auckland, New Zealand Sept. 21, followed by an Australian run to close September. 

Brockhampton had to pull out of a number of summer performances in May when Vann was accused of abuse. The band issued a statement at the time reading: “Ameer is no longer in Brockhampton. We want to sincerely apologize to the victims affected by Ameer’s actions. We were lied to, and we’re sorry for not speaking up sooner. We do not tolerate abuse of any kind. This is not a solution to their suffering, but we hope this is a step in the right direction. We are going to cancel the remaining dates of our current U.S. tour to go home and regroup.” 

One of the cancellations was an appearance at Governors Ball festival and Pusha T was enlisted to replace the group. Vann addressed the situation, stating that he never had relations with a minor or violated consent, but that he was “sorry to the people I’ve hurt and the fans I’ve disappointed.” 

Prior to Vann’s departure Brockhampton was doing great business. They had sold out Upstate Concert Hall in Clifton Park, N.Y., May 25 grossing $42,250 with 1,300. Prior to that in 2018 they also grossed more than $40,000 in Kansas City, Mo.; Portland, Ore.; St. Louis., Mo.; and Grand Rapids, Mich. 
The group still played a string of European festivals concluding at Reading and Leeds in the U.K. Aug. 25-26.