Bloc Party Cancel Tour

Published: 2006-11-15
UK rockers the Bloc Party have been forced to cancel their North American tour due to illness in the band.

According to the band's official website, on November 9 "drummer Matt Tong was admitted to hospital in Atlanta with a collapsed lung." At that point the band cancelled a week's worth of shows saying, "Doctor's at the hospital in Atlanta say Matt is in a comfortable condition and not in any danger, he will however be staying in hospital for at least the next three days for observation."

Yesterday the band announced the cancellation of their entire North American tour supporting Panic! At the Disco, saying, "While Matt is on the road to recovery, doctors have advised that he not travel or play again for another few weeks in order to give his lung time to properly heal."

Frontman Kele Okereke says, "We would like to apologize to all of our fans here who won't be able to see us on this tour. We were looking forward to playing in a number of American cities that we've never been to before, however, Matt's health is our number one priority right now."

Tickets can be refunded at point of purchase. One of the cancelled shows is in Toronto. Here are the details:

November 16, Toronto, ON - Ricoh Coliseum

Writer: Michelle Garcia



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