While the fans and audiences are the ones that can make an artists career in music kick off, they can also bring them down just as fast.
And in a heartbreaking turn of events, Getter just announced that he was finding it extremely difficult to cope with the negativity and backlash he was getting from certain fans during his Visceral tour and was hence calling off the remainder of the tour.
Earlier this week, Getter took to Twitter stating this was his last tour and he was “over it.” While he got immense support from his fans and fellow artists alike on that post, what followed later in the evening wasn’t expected. Getter posted a note to his social media claiming “…the constant hate and the disgusting attitudes I’m faced with are destroying me.” He also profusely apologized to his true fans, but said he would have to go ahead and cancel the rest of the tour.
you win pic.twitter.com/v11La56qt3
— ?????? (@GetterOfficial) April 4, 2019
Getter in the recent past has been faced with booing at shows and getting things thrown at him during shows on this tour. His so-called fans were upset and didn’t appreciate he was playing the music from his Visceral album ON the Visceral album tour! Accepting and sending out a defeated and disheartened note explaining the cancellation of the remaining tour dates, Getter started with a simple “you win.”
The new album saw Getter step away from his comfort zone and the bass-heavy sounds he has been known for in the past. The project over three years in the making finally came to life in late 2018. The 12-track album was released on mau5trap and featured a bunch of collaborations, a lot of which were very unlike his previous collaborators.
Ending on a somber note, Getter signed off saying he needed to make himself happy again and this seemed to be the way to go. While the industry came together as a whole to encourage and support Getter, they were quick to appreciate his courage and dedication throughout the process.
In all honesty, no artist deserves this treatment and his true fans and the industry in unison are standing shoulder to shoulder with Getter to support him and have him back up on his feet. Such reactions would definitely have dampened his spirits, but we’re hoping Getter is back stronger than ever to silence these haters once and for all.
Check out the words of encouragement he got from Zeds Dead, Jauz, Alison Wonderland and a bunch of more artists.
Zeds Dead –
People hated on bob Dylan when he stopped playing folk music. Now nobody remembers that. People will get with the program eventually. It’s growing pains. Sucks that people are throwing shit and booing that’s ruthless. Stay with it ?
— ZEDS DEAD (@zedsdead) April 4, 2019
there's too many words I have for this @GetterOfficial situation so I'll keep it short and sweet. If he had put out the same music, done the same tour under a different name everyone would've ate that shit up. but because he tried to be himself yall destroyed it. good going ?
— JAUZ (@Jauzofficial) April 4, 2019
Alison Wonderland –
. @GetterOfficial just know that taking risks and being yourself is the best you can be. The right people will get you. I am sorry you are struggling right now but we, in the electronic music community all have your back rn
— ALISON WONDERLAND (@awonderland) April 4, 2019
.@getterofficial sending love your way bro <3 Visceral is tight, keep pushing boundaries man.
— Excision (@Excision) April 4, 2019
Tommie Sunshine –
I hope you don’t give up. I know I’m from the other side of what you do but it you read this I hope you find solace in that this has been happening since music creation has began. @ledzeppelin never got more than 2.5 stars for any of their albums in @RollingStone.
— Tommie Sunshine ?✊️? (@tommiesunshine) April 4, 2019
Additionally, don’t think for a second that buying a ticket to a show gets you anything but exactly what the artist intends to give you. You aren’t entitled to hear old music.
— Ekali ? (@EkaliMusic) April 4, 2019
Breaks my heart man, I’ll always support u. U taught me so much about music personally and through ur art, and i accentuate the word art. Thanks for everything you’ve done, I hope u find solace in this decision and it leads to a brighter path, one that you deserve.
— Ghastly (◕,,,◕) (@Ghastly) April 4, 2019
I remember when I first moved to la to learn to make music and was at guitar center looking to buy a midi keyboard and I ran into Steve Angelo with my roommates and we asked him for advice. Only thing he said…”break the rules” that type of encouragement is what the scene needs
— kayzo (@KayzoMusic) April 4, 2019
Exactly. Just like when @Avicii did his country set at Ultra and were going how his career is over and it was all crap. Then lo and behold months later “oh shit yeah this is amazing!”
— rukes (@rukes) April 4, 2019
Feed Me –
Being dragged kicking and screaming into new eras of an artist’s career is why they’re in the driving seat and you’re not. No one wanted Kid A, no one wanted Sgt. Pepper’s – but we fucking got given them, and how much richer are we now?
Hope @GetterOfficial is ok.
— Feed Me (@feedme) April 4, 2019
but now we look back at that record, and see it as a defining moment of when we became who WE are, and not everyone else. Yes we had to adjust our sound to make sure our fans stayed happy but it had to come from an honest place. We had to love the new music.
— Modestep (@Modestep) April 4, 2019
Louis The Child –
Pains me to see this. I have so much respect for you and the risks you’ve taken.
If you’re a fan of an artist, support them and allow them to explore areas you may not be familiar with. We’re not here to make the same song a million times https://t.co/CEsRoFYpNc
— louis (@LouisTheChild) April 4, 2019