Hudson Mohawke has just announced that his forthcoming January tour – which included appearances at Southbound, Beyond The Valley and Lost Paradise as well as headline shows in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane – will no longer be going ahead.
According to a short Facebook post, the reason is health-related, although no further details have been provided.
Refunds will be available for all ticketholders. As yet no festival replacements have been announced, but it’s possible a new name or two will be revealed soon.
It’s been a busy year for HudMo, who kicked off 2016 by producing tracks for Kanye West, Anohni and Bodega Bamz, and has now been nominated for four Grammys for his work on The Life of Pablo and its most controversial track Famous. He’s also released a couple of remixes, collaborated with Red Bull Music Academy, and even produced music for video games. He’s also toured extensively in support of his 2015 album Lantern, including a visit to Laneway Festival here in early 2016.
The year was not without its controversies, however. Hudson Mohawke made waves earlier this year when he accused both Kanye West and Drake of failing to pay him for his production work, and he was also involved in a rather baffling beef with James Blake over whether or not the pair had ever collaborated.
Hopefully HudMo will return to Australia in 2017.