The Roots on Tuesday announced that they will take Black Pumas‘ place at Sound On Sound when the festival debuts on September 24th and 25th in Bridgeport, CT. This announcement comes the day after the Grammy-nominated band led by singer Eric Burton and guitarist Adrian Quesada on Monday canceled all of its remaining 2022 tour dates.
“After four incredible years of career milestones and unforgettable live experiences around the world, we have made the difficult decision to press pause and step away from touring for the rest of the year,” the band wrote on social media. “We have the best fans in the world and appreciate each and every one of you for your support and understanding. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to know you better.”
The Roots will perform on Sunday, September 25th, closing out the Seaside Park festival alongside Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds, Brandi Carlile, The National, Gary Clark Jr., The Head and The Heart, Noah Kahan, Spin Doctors, Jade Bird, The Main Squeeze, Trousdale, and Charley. Sound On Sound begins on Saturday, September 24th with sets by The Lumineers, Stevie Nicks, Father John Misty, Ziggy Marley, CAAMP, Band of Horses, Zach Bryan, Jenny Lewis, Trampled By Turtles, Geese, The Cameroons, and Drew Angus.
Black Pumas were set to perform at other high-profile festivals this year including the inaugural Sacred Rose in Bridgeview, IL (8/26). Organizers of that event have since noted, “With only two weekends to go in this summer touring season, we are unlikely to find someone to fill their shoes.” The duo was also scheduled to perform at Suwannee Hulaween in Live Oak, FL (10/27–30), with organizers stating “We are hard at work finding a replacement.”
Tickets for Sound On Sound are on sale here.