Porter Robinson Will Perform Less in 2017 to Focus on New Music
Following up on the recent discovery of the upcoming Japanese exclusive Shelter: Mini Album, Porter Robinson has taken to social media to outline his plans for 2017. In a series of Tweets, the forward thinking producer revealed that he will be taking a break from the road to focus on creating new music.
The last couple of years have seen Robinson holding down a phenomenal run of live performances, ranging from headlining festival appearances to the innovative Worlds show and his joint tour with Madeon. But in 2017, the festival dates will be dialed back to give him some time to finish up new music.
The producer also seized the opportunity to shine a spotlight on the issue of mental health problems among musicians, revealing that bouts of depression have held him back from releasing new music. After dropping one of the more acclaimed dance music records in recent memory with 2014's Worlds, Robinson's output has been fairly quiet. 2016 gave us the stunning Madeon collaboration "Shelter," but little else has surfaced since the release of his debut studio album.
While fans will be disappointed to see Porter Robinson gracing fewer lineups in 2017, the promise of new music on the horizon should dispel any misgivings about a more relaxed touring schedule for the near future.
Connor Jones is a writer and music fan based in Portland, Oregon.