San Jose rapper, producer, and DJ, Getter (real name Tanner Petulla) has cut short his current tour, saying it will be his last.
Taking to Twitter the multi-talented artist said, “this is my last tour, over it.”
Getter made a lot of noise in the dubstep scene and is known for his track ‘Uppercuts’ under his alias artist name Terror Reid.
Latest release Visceral has widely been regarded as an autobiographical work of art and its early online reactions were mostly positive. On it, Getter says he deliberately moved away from his traditional sound and spent two years writing something completely different.
Taking the Visceral project on tour around the States, Getter was apparently booed by fans and says he even had things thrown at him.
In a devastating tweet, Getter cancelled the remaining seven dates of his tour.
“I thought this tour was an effort to make myself happy and prove to everybody that music is more than just raging on a weekend,” he writes.
“Imagine working towards something, putting in all your effort, time, and money into something that you feel could FINALLY separate you from the rest and show you DO have a purpose.
“All just to get yelled at, booed, and have shit thrown at you because it’s not the cookie-cutter bullshit they are used to.”
He finished the statement apologising to his fans and saying, “I am not happy anymore, I am cancelling the rest of the tour, I need to make myself happy, I can’t do this shit man.” Read the statement in full down below.
He even shared DMs he’d received via his Instagram story, where one person sent, “yo your set was straight trash, I’m sorry man I know you were trying something different but you completely switched it up and no one expected that.”
Now, DJs and fans have rallied around him, offering support, kind words, and encouragement. See all those tweets and statements below.
. @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
personally I hope and believe this won’t be the end of @GetterOfficial and in a year or two from now all those kids who trashed Visceral will be the ones lining up 4 hours early to buy merch and have a meet and greet. Real music doesn’t go away and neither will Tanner or his fans
— JAUZ (@Jauzofficial) April 4, 2019
Please don’t give up. You can’t let the haters win. They don’t deserve that honor.
— Dave Dresden (@davedresden) April 4, 2019
So sorry to hear this, really makes us sad to think that in an scene that seems so open and so pro-individuality stuff like still happens 🙁
Visceral was honestly one of our fav albums in a while.
— DROELOE (@DROELOEMUSIC) April 4, 2019