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Gang Of Youths Cancel North American Shows Over Health Concerns

1 September 2022 | 8:47 am | Staff Writer

"basically, and without bullshitting you, i'm also just absolutely f*cken knackered and not feeling great, and need some time to be a normal bloke again"

Gang Of Youths' have cancelled their North American tour dates. Frontman David Le'aupepe took to social media this morning to reveal the news. 

He posted a statement revealing that due to "ongoing health issues," he's had to make the difficult decision to cancel the shows. 

"in the words of warren zevon, my shit's fucked up, and i need to take some time off to address these concerns before we pick back up again. i'm so sorry to everybody who is disappointed by this. a lot of the inner shit i feel has a lot to do with letting people down and i'm feeling that more than ever at this point."

Le'aupepe continues, "it's fucken damn near unacceptable for me to attempt to play shows in a way that isn't to the absolute best of my ability. unfortunately at present, these issues are preventing me from doing my job to the standard you all deserve. over the coming months, our team and the band will be working on ways to make touring more sustainable and manageable in a way that works for us to avoid having to cancel anymore shows,

"similarly, it's been a long year or so for the other fellas and me. marriages, young children, personal stuff has to take some priority, and I feel like the next couple of months off are sorely needed for everybody. as for me, i'm getting to the point where the stress of travel, illness and feeling constantly hampered by injuries and physical shit sustained on the road is taking a significant toll on my wellbeing overall."

Le'aupepe ensures that the break is necessary for the longevity of the band and his performances stating, "basically, and without bullshitting you, i'm also just absolutely fucken knackered and not feeling great, and need some time to be a normal bloke again, i want to keep doing this job as long as humanly possible. however, for that to be the case, i need to unfuck my shit and get my body, voice and mind in better working order."

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Gang Of Youths recently embarked on their biggest Australian tour to date, performing in arenas across the country. The tour was in support of their cult adored latest record, angel in real time, and across 9 dates wowed audiences, solidifying them as one of Australia's great musical exports. 

important news re north america. all tickets will be refunded at place of purchase.

Posted by Gang of Youths on Wednesday, August 31, 2022