View Original Notice ? Coachella 2022: Fans react to Brockhampton’s final live show before indefinite hiatus
For weeks, members of the hip-hop boy band Brockhampton have had Saturday, April 23, circled on their calendars. They announced on social media in January that their performance at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival would be their last before going on an indefinite hiatus.
The group was formed in 2010 as AliveSinceForever, and was rebranded four years later as Brockhampton. Its founding members — Kevin Abstract, Ameer Vann, Joba, Matt Champion, and Merlyn Wood — all met in a Kanye West online forum while attending high school in San Marcos, Texas. They last performed at Coachella in 2018.
Members of the band, along with industry producers and musicians who worked with them along the way, took to social media to say goodbye:
Honestly, my heart is beating a hole out my chest since i woke up today. i cant believe Brockhampton’s last show is today,
i cant believe i won’t be 25 much longer,
i cant believe someone lived in the space that was my house before me and someone else will after its demolished pic.twitter.com/7heO8oB1Pk
— MERLYN! (@merlynwood) April 23, 2022
in celebration of earth day and @bearfaceington ‘s birthday I will personally disband and end BROCKHAMPTON after their coachella performance tonight, as a gift.
— hk (@henocksileshi) April 23, 2022
The fact this is the last live streamed broadcast of @brckhmptn performing is wild, thanks for showing love and support. Tonight we celebrate the moment and toast to the future.
— JOBA (@JOBAISREAL) April 16, 2022
Fans also expressed how much the band’s music meant to them, and their sadness that the band has possibly performed its last concert:
god this hurts to watch im gonna miss brockhampton so much man pic.twitter.com/KlVsZLfkzV
— pietro (@rec3de) April 17, 2022
Today we say goodbye to BROCKHAMPTON. But their impact is forever. My life and many others were never the same after. May their contributions to art continue to blow my mind and comfort me. Love to you all. @merlynwood @kevinabstract @romilhemnani @henocksileshi @JOBAISREAL
— sol (@solomonnnrennie) April 23, 2022
tbh i'm not sad about brockhampton's last show ever tonight cuz my brain REFUSES to believe it's true
— Jylin (@smellslikeporg) April 23, 2022
— Mike Ziemer ?? (@MikeZiemer) April 24, 2022
— Charlie Vargas @ Coachella (@CharlieVargas19) April 24, 2022
Mannnnn @brckhmptn having their last show as a group tonight got me sad. They helped me get through a tough time in my life and I am forever grateful for their music. Saturation trilogy some of my favorite albums ever. Can’t wait for the finale, much love to you guys.
— Deekoda (@North_Dakota23) April 24, 2022
LONG LIVE BROCKHAMPTON
— Justin Morley (@justinmorley) April 24, 2022