King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard cancel their remaining European tour
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard have had to cancel their remaining European tour due to singer Stu Mackenzie’s health problems, also canceling their show at Flow Festival. Flow is currently looking for a replacement act.
The Australian band released a statement early this morning announcing the cancellation of the rest of their tour with the following message:
“Hey everyone - Stu here. Unfortunately due to a personal health crisis we’re going to have to cancel the
remaining EU and UK dates.
For the past decade or so I’ve dealt with Crohn’s Disease the best I can. It’s a miracle we haven’t cancelled any shows in the past. But right now, my health is in really bad shape and I need to get home for some urgent treatment.
I’ve always kept my struggles with Crohn’s private. I guess I didn’t want to be defined by it. And maybe I’m
not defined by it, but I’m certainly dictated by it. It’s looming threat has shaped almost every major
decision in my adult life. I think about it and plan for it and around it every day. I know a lot of people deal
with chronic illnesses. I’m sorry. It fucking sucks.
Sorry to everybody who bought tickets, to everyone who helped make the shows happen, our crew, our
management, and agents. We’ll reschedule the shows that can be rescheduled and there will be full
refunds available for all the headline shows from your point of purchase on Monday.
Being able to travel the world and play live music for people every night is such a privilege and I’m so
grateful for the shows we were able to make happen in Ireland, Croatia and Czech Republic. Thanks for
understanding and again, I’m SO sorry. Love Stu.”
Flow Festival is presently looking for a replacing act to fill the band’s slot and will announce more on the matter as soon as possible.