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UK band The 1975, barred in Malaysia for same-sex kiss, on ‘indefinite hiatus’


UK band The 1975, barred from Malaysia after Taylor Swift’s ex-boyfriend Matt Healy’s same-sex kiss, on ‘indefinite hiatus’

The 1975 said they will take a break from performing at the conclusion of its current tour, which ends in the springThe group made headlines in July when it was banned from Malaysia after 2 male band members kissed on the lips and blasted the country’s anti-LGBTQ lawsBritainTribune News ServicePublished: 8:20pm, 28 Sep, 2023Why you can trust SCMP

The 1975 announced this week that the band will go on an “indefinite hiatus” from performing after the end of its ongoing tour, which ends in the spring.

The band made the announcement during Tuesday’s performance in Sacramento, California, at the Golden 1 Center, the first stop of its Still … At Their Very Best tour.

“It’s wonderful you’re all here,” the band’s frontman, Matty Healy, told the crowd on Tuesday evening, according to video of the performance. “After this tour, we will be going on an indefinite hiatus with shows, so it’s wonderful to have you guys with us tonight. Thank you so much.”

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Representatives for the 1975 did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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