Gang of Youths have canceled the upcoming North American leg of their world tour due to lead singer Dave Le’aupepe’s “ongoing health issues.”
The Australian rockers were set to kick off the trek September 13th in Milwaukee, zig-zagging across the US and Canada and ending with an appearance at Ohana Festival before an October 1st concert in Las Vegas. However, Le’aupepe suggests that health concerns are sapping his ability to perform.
“In the words of warren zevon, my shit’s fucked up,” he wrote in a social media statement. “I need to take some time off to address these concerns before we pick back up again. i’m so sorry to everybody who is disappointed by this. a lot of the inner shit i feel has a lot to do with letting people down and i’m feeling that more than ever at this point.”
He added, “basically, and without bullshitting out, i’m also just absolutely fucking knackered and not feeling great, and need some time to be a normal bloke again. i want to keep doing this job as long as humanly possible. however, for that to be the case, i need to unfuck my shit and get my body, voice, and mind in better working order.”
Check out the full statement below. Gang of Youths are touring in support of their excellent new album angel in realtime., and the trek is expected to pick back up at the end of October in Europe and the UK. Tickets for those shows are available here.