The Avalanches Postpone Tour Dates Citing Health Concerns

Fans have waited sixteen long years to hear new music from The Avalanches, but to hear it live, they’re unfortunately going to have to wait a little longer.

The artists, who just released their highly anticipated – and highly well-received – sophomore album Wildflower, have announced via social media that due to health concerns about member Tony DiBlasi, they have been forced to postpone their upcoming international tour dates.

For those headed to Splendour in the Grass this week, fear not – at this point in time the band still have every intention of appearing on the main stage this weekend, as well as at the official Splendour pre-party taking place this week in Byron Bay. As well as their performance last month at Primavera Sound in Barcelona and Field Day in London, they were scheduled to play at overseas festivals including Fuji Rock Festival in Japan and La Route Du Rock in France.

The news was announced via their Facebook page, and assures international fans that the dates will be rescheduled down the line.

We can only hope that DiBlasi’s health improves to a point where he’s able to tour the world and perform their stellar new tunes for international fans (and ideally the rest of Australia, for those who cannot make it to Splendour in the Grass).

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