It’s been a ridiculously long wait for an Avalanches reunion. And for European fans the wait to see the Aussie act will go on a little while longer. That’s the outlook after the returning cut-and-paste masters announced a string of European festival shows would be postponed due to illness.
According to a statement posted at its social media accounts, band member Tony DiBlasi is suffering with an undisclosed medical condition requiring treatment in Australia and has been “advised against international travel for the next few months.”
Scheduled dates at London’s Field Day and La Route Du Rock in France will be canned, though this weekend’s show at Splendour in the Grass festival in Byron Bay, Australia will go ahead as planned.
Replacement dates for the canceled European shows will be announced in due course, the statement adds.
The act made their live comeback at Primavera Sound in Barcelona, Spain last month in support of the new album release Wildflower, their first since 2000’s critically lauded Since I Left You.
Wildflower opened at No. 1 on Australia’s albums chart this week and at No. 10 in the U.K.