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Gang of Youths cancels North American headline dates: “Just absolutely … knackered”


Gang of Youths has canceled the band’s upcoming North American tour dates set to kick off in September.

In a lengthy statement posted to the Australian group’s Twitter, frontman David Le’aupepe writes that the cancellation is due to “some ongoing health issues.”

“In the words of Warren Zevon, my s***’s f***ed up,” Le’aupepe shares. “I need to take som time off to address these concerns before we pick back up again.”

“I’m so sorry to everybody who is disappointed by this,” he continues. “A lot of the inner s*** I feel has a lot to do with letting people down and I’m feeling that more than ever at this point.”

Gang of Youths had been touring the U.S. earlier this year in support of their new album, angel in realtime., which was released in February. The next run of dates was scheduled to begin in September.

“Basically, and without bulls***ting you, I’m also absolutely f***en knackered and not feeling great, and need some time to be a normal bloke again,” Le’aupepe writes. “I want to keep doing this job as long as humanely possible. However, for that to be the case, I need to unf*** my s*** and get my body, voice and mind in better working order.”

Gang of Youths is currently scheduled to return to the road for a European tour starting in October.

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