In a massive blow to local metal fans, California’s DevilDriver have been forced to cancel their Australian tour. The decision was made due to frontman Dez Fafara contracting pneumonia after a rigorous touring schedule. In a first for the band, Fafara will remain at home to recover on doctor’s orders.
The five-date tour was meant to begin this Friday at The Tivoli in Brisbane alongside Six Feet Under and Darkest Hour. Read a statement from Dez Fafara below:
I’ve never pulled down a DevilDriver Tour in our history as a band …
We’ve been running so hard that unfortunately I’ve been sick for a week & have come down with Pneumonia and have been advised by my doctor today that it is UNSAFE for me to Travel to Australia .
I respectfully apologize to Six Feet Under / Darkest Hour and All the Australian fans for this inconvenience.
See ya when I’m healthy
All the best
Soundwave Touring have said that refunds are available from the point of purchase.