The Avalanches postpone live dates to health concerns
It took 16 years for The Avalanches to release a follow-up to their seminal 2001 debut Since I Left You, but while you can now enjoy their second album Wildflower in all its dazzling beauty, those looking forward to seeing the group perform the album live will now have to wait a little longer.
In a statement posted on the band’s Facebook page, they announced that plans to perform at a string of festival shows in Europe have had to be postponed due to a health issue affecting Tony Di Blasi:
“Preparations for our live show at Splendour are going well but unfortunately due to a medical condition requiring treatment in Australia, Tony has been advised against international travel for the next few months, so with great disappointment we have had to postpone some forthcoming festival appearances in Europe.”
The news will no doubt come as a disappointment for those hoping to experience Wildflower in the flesh, however the band’s performance at Australian festival Splendour in the Grass is still scheduled to go ahead as planned later this month. We wish Tony a speedy recovery.