There’s sad news from the Elephant Revival camp this afternoon. Elephant Revival has issued a statement declaring their intention to begin an indefinite hiatus following their upcoming performance at Red Rocks on May 20.
The genre-defying group has cancelled all headlining shows besides the Red Rocks concert as well as their scheduled appearance at this year’s DelFest. A trio of festival performances are still scheduled to take place. Elephant Revival will go on hiatus “due to family matters,” as they aim to spend more time with their loved ones. Here’s the statement provided by the band’s reps:
Due to family matters, Elephant Revival will be going on hiatus after their upcoming performance at Red Rocks on May 20th. The band will also be appearing at a few select festivals, listed below, and cancelling all other shows.
Brought together 11 years ago by a unified sense of purpose, Elephant Revival has embodied the importance of harmony among all living things. Through six albums and over one thousand performances across the globe, the Colorado songwriters have used music to unite us in ways that no other medium can. Elephant Revival’s environmental stewardship has also been a large part of their career. They’ve worked with numerous organizations promoting sustainability over the years that culminated in their own project, Trail Revival, which works in conjunction with the state of Colorado to clean up and restore trails within the state’s public lands. The band’s environmental work will continue with their next Trail Revival event happening around the second annual Colorado Public Lands Day on May 19th and Elephant Revival’s Red Rocks performance on May 20th with Blind Pilot and Hiss Golden Messenger.
A more personal note has been posted on ER’s Facebook page:
It’s been a difficult decision, but Elephant Revival is going on hiatus after our Red Rocks show on May 20th. We will also be appearing at a few select festivals and canceling all other shows.
The band has been dealing with some family matters that have led us to reassess and realize that, while we’ve all been putting so much energy into Elephant Revival, we need some time to reconnect with our loved ones and focus on personal growth.
Please know that we will continue to advocate for public lands and other causes dear to our hearts. We’re very proud of our annual Trail Revival project, which works in conjunction with the state of Colorado to clean up and restore trails within the state’s public lands. This year’s Trail Revival will happen around the second annual Colorado Public Lands Day on May 19th. Details will be released soon. We hope you’ll join us.
It’s been an incredible 11 years making music and touring together as Elephant Revival. We wouldn’t have been able to do it without you, our fans, our friends, our family. We’d love to leave on a high note before we take our break and can’t wait to celebrate with you at Red Rocks on May 20th.
Elephant Revival will only be moving forward with a handful of shows. The band will indeed perform later this month at the Colorado installment and in April at the California installment of WinterWonderGrass. In addition, Elephant Revival will keep their slot at April’s MerleFest and will headline Red Rocks in their home state of Colorado featuring support from Blind Pilot and Hiss Golden Messenger on May 20.