Not great news for fans of Canadian pop supertwins Tegan & Sara, with news that their Australian tour has been cancelled.
The girls were due to touch down in Australia later this week for shows in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide. They were also due to headline Saturday night’s party at the Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras.
All five live appearances have now been canned. An it’s all because of illness.
“It is with the heaviest heart that I type this,” Tegan begins an official statement. “I became very ill on the final days of our European tour in February, and even while taking antibiotics and steroids, I still lost my voice completely.
“After a second round of antibiotics and steroids upon returning home last week, I still have not recovered my voice or received a clean bill of health.
“At the recommendation of my GP, I have decided to postpone our Australian/New Zealand tour to continue my recovery and ensure I don’t do longer-term damage to my singing voice and health.
“It is a point of pride that we always follow through with our commitments, and in 17 years of touring I can count on one hand the number of shows we’ve had to cancel. I send our deep apologies to our fans, our team in Australia and New Zealand, as well as our promoters.
“To fans who have made travel plans and those who will be disappointed to hear this news, please know that we will be missing you all this coming week and promise to make it up to you soon.
“To our support acts – Theia, Bec Sandridge, and Montaigne – we are truly sorry to not be able to share the stage with you.”
Refunds for all dates are available at the point of purchase.
March 04 : Sydney (Royal Hall Of Industries) – Mardi Gras CANCELLED
March 06 : Brisbane (The Tivoli) CANCELLED
March 07 : Adelaide (Governor Hindmarsh) CANCELLED
March 08 : Melbourne (Melbourne Zoo Twilights) CANCELLED
March 09 : Sydney (Twilight at Taronga) CANCELLED