In an announcement posted on social media, Howard explains that he “needs to take some time” away from being on the road — after “touring almost constantly” for over a decade.
“This year I’ve done my absolute best to push through for you all, and have managed to play many, many shows, but sadly I’ve now hit a breaking point and really need to take some time to look after myself,” the statement reads.
He then apologises to Disclosure’s fans and confirms that he will spend this time away from stages to write new music for the duo.
Howard also reminisces on some of the “good times” that he has while on the road, but says that “jet lag, lack of routine, and being away from friends” are having a negative impact on him.
The electronic duo are performing at Manchester’s The Warehouse Project tomorrow (September 17). Mixmag has recently released a documentary in collaboration with The Warehouse Project to document the iconic party’s rise to becoming a cultural phenomenon. Find out more about it here.
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