UPDATE: Electric Gardens have revealed details about who will be replacing Underworld in each city. Check out the details below!

English rave act Underworld have regretfully pulled out of their upcoming Aussie tour, just a matter of days before it was set to kick off.

Back in September, fans of electronic music were undoubtedly stoked to learn that iconic group Underworld were making their way back down under. The group’s first performances in the country since 2017, these shows were set to see the band as the headlining act of 2019’s Electric Gardens festival.

However, the band have now broken the news to fans that they’ve had to cancel their upcoming tour dates.

In a statement released on Facebook, Underworld revealed that they’ve been forced to cancel their appearances at the Electric Gardens and Tasmania’s MONA FOMA festivals, but have promised to return soon enough.

“Due to unforeseen circumstances, beyond the control of the band and the local presenters Mona Foma and Electric Gardens, Underworld have regrettably had to withdraw from their Australia/New Zealand tour in January 2019,” they began.

“We are sorry to disappoint those of you looking forward to seeing us and wish our friends at Electric Garden and Mona Foma the very best of luck with their festivals. We will be back soon….”

Underworld has cancelled its Australian tour. We’re devo that they’ll no longer perform at our first Mona Foma in…

Gepostet von MONA FOMA amSonntag, 6. Januar 2019

Meanwhile, the MONA FOMA festival also took to social media to reveal they’e devastated by this news, while explaining that attendees are entitled to a refund of their Three Day Festival Ticket or Sunday Day Pass if they so wish.

“Underworld has cancelled its Australian tour,” MONA FOMA began. “We’re devo that they’ll no longer perform at our first Mona Foma in Launceston, and shocked by their announcement.”

“Our team is working hard to find a new artist to join the festival. We’ll let you know ASAP.”

The Electric Gardens festival is set to kick off in Melbourne on January 18th, before heading to Perth, Sydney, and Adelaide. Meanwhile, Underworld’s appearance at the MONA FOMA festival was set to take place on January 20th.

While the group have promised they’ll be making a return to Australia sometime in the near future, we can only sit back and wait to find out when this will indeed occur.

UPDATE: Electric Gardens have since revealed that Underworld’s closing slot in each city will now be filled by a variety of different artists.

In Perth and Sydney, Sigma is set to perform a closing set, while Global Underground legend, Nick Warren also joins the bill in Sydney. Over in Melbourne, Erick Morillo will close out proceedings, with the event being extended until 3am, and moved from Shed 14 Docklands, to nearby Alumbra Shed 9.

Meanwhile, Paul van Dyk is set to finish things up in Adelaide, while the event has been moved from Serafino Winery to the intimate surrounds of the Thebarton Theatre.

Check out Underworld’s ‘Two Months Off’:

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Underworld Australian Tour 2019

Friday, January, 18th (Cancelled)
Electric Gardens Festival
Alumbra Shed 9, Melbourne, VIC

Saturday, January 19th (Cancelled)
Electric Gardens Festival
Belvoir Parklands, Perth, WA

Sunday, January 20th (Cancelled)
MONDA FOMA Festival
Launceston, TAS

Saturday, January 26th (Cancelled)
Electric Gardens Festival
Centennial Park, Sydney, NSW

Sunday, January 27th (Cancelled)
Electric Gardens Festival
Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide, SA