Why Don’t We have announced that they are going on hiatus thus canceling their upcoming tour. The band made the announcement on social media saying that this is because of their ongoing legal troubles with their former label.
The band shared the following statement:
Due to unforeseen circumstances related to our ongoing legal battle to emancipate ourselves from the production company we signed with when we started our Why Don’t We journey, we regretfully have to cancel our 2022 Good Times Only Tour. Refunds will be automatically processed at the point of purchase.
All we ever want to do in our careers is make great music and perform for all you lovely people.
In light of this announcement, Why Don’t We is officially going on hiatus. Your love and support means everything to us 5 guys.
Along with the statement, the band shared a photo of a Cease and Desist letter from their production company. It stated that without their authorization, the band would be unable to “enter into an agreement with any promoter or venue for this tour.”
Their problems with the production company Signature and its co-founders, Steve Miller and David Loeffler, goes back to almost a year ago. The band accused them of overworking them, not feeding them, and having creative control. It’s been an absolute nightmare for the boys to continue their music careers.
This is a very sad thing that happens a lot in the music industry. We hope they are able to get things sorted soon so they can get away from the awful contractual restrictions set by the greedy production company.
Fans are using the hashtag #FreeWDW to show support for the band.