Gang Of Youths are currently in the midst of a US and Canadian tour, but the group are going to have to postpone a number of dates after frontman Dave Le’aupepe took to Twitter to reveal that his voice is “in a bad way”.
Gang Of Youths have been overseas for a few months now, playing a raft of stunning shows in the US, including an appearance at SXSW, and even making their late-night TV debut on Late Night With Seth Meyers.
However, following a shaky start which has seen Dave Le’aupepe’s guitar broken by Delta Airlines and their tour van being broken into, the bad news has continued, with the group now bring forced to postpone a number of North American tour dates.
“Hi American and Canadian friends, Dave here,” Le’aupepe wrote on Twitter earlier today. “I’m so sorry, but unfortunately we have to postpone the next few dates of the US tour.”
“My voice, which has caused me lots of trouble before, is in a bad way. After visiting with some wonderful doctors, they advised that for the long term safety and health of my voice that we cut the tour short, so I can go home to London and receive treatment,” he wrote.
“Thankfully there is no need for surgery or anything, but I need to do the work in order to ensure that this doesn’t happen again,” he continued. “I am so sorry to let all of you down in Vancouver, Denver, Salt Lake City and St. Louis. I promise to do what I can to get my voice in better shape.”
While the band’s North American dates from May 26th until June 1st have been postponed, there’s been no confirmation as to whether the group’s set on June 2nd at the Bunbury Music Festival in Ohio has been cancelled yet.
Thankfully though, with the group confirming they’re set to hit the road again for their US tour, which begins on June 10th, it seems as though Dave and the gang should be in fine form for their Aussie homecoming in July for Splendour In The Grass, before they head out over to North America once again.
While it doesn’t seem as though Aussies will be affected by these postponements, we can only hope that Dave Le’aupepe gets better soon, so that the legions of Gang Of Youths fans in North America are able to experience the brilliant spectacle that is one of their live shows.