Arcade Fire Cancel Tour
Singers sinuses bring European leg grinding to a halt
Arcade Fire have cancelled the remainder of their European tour because frontman Win Butler has a sinus infection.
The singer has been unable to shake of the unpleasant ailment, and as a result nine dates have been called off " although fortunately none of them are in the UK. Writing on the bands website, Win said: I just had to make the very sad decision to cancel the rest of the European tour... Last night in Stockholm I finally pushed my voice and body farther then they are able to go.
He went on to say: I kept yelling at the monitor guy because I didn't recognize the sound that was coming out the monitor as my own voice, and it took me until the second song to realize that the sound was coming from me. Today I can barely speak or make any sound, so finishing the shows is no longer possible.
Apparently doctors had been advising him to pull out of the tour for weeks " but like the rock n roll trooper he is, he insisted on battling on.
Get well soon Win!
The cancelled dates:
Oslo Sentrum Scene (March 24)
Copenhagen KB Halle (25)
Berlin Postbanhof (27)
Munich Elser Halle (28)
Lyon Transbordeur (31)
Cologne Palladium (April 1)
Utrecht Vredenburg (2)
Brussels Halles de Schaerbeek (4)
Lille L'Aeronef (5)