Years and Years cancel US tour
Years & Years have cancelled their remaining tour of the US.
The 'Shine' hitmakers, who are currently touring with Ellie Goulding, have been forced to pull the plug on nine of their shows after frontman Olly Alexander unexpectedly fell ill.
Taking to their official Twitter account on Tuesday (17.05.16), the band said: "It is with great regret and sadness that we have to cancel our remaining US shows with Ellie Goulding. It has been no secret that Olly has been unwell recently and we have been advised that he needs immediate rest to make a swift and full recovery. We are very sorry and want to say a big thank you to Ellie and her team for having us and to everyone that came to see us."
The group - consisting of Olly, Mikey Goldsworthy and Emre Türkmen - were also left with no choice but to axe a number of shows across the pond earlier in the month after Olly picked up a viral infection and couldn't move from his bed.
He said at the time: "Hello bbs. ThankU for all ur nice words and support and good health wishes - I got some weird viral illness about four days ago and I've not really been able to get out of bed since. I am on the mend and feel better today tho. I really hate having to pull shows, I'm so sorry guys - the doctor has advised me not to perform tonight in Bethlehem and get more rest. Thanku guys for being so understanding and to EG and her crew as well. lots of love. Olly. (sic)"
Meanwhile, it's not known whether the forthcoming UK dates - which kick off in London on June 11 - will still go ahead.
The full list of dates cancelled so far are as follows;
May 17 - Cricket Wireless Amphitheater - Bonner Springs
May 18 - Zoo Amphitheatre - Oklahoma City
May 20 - Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion - Rogers
May 21 - Toyota Center - Houston
Jun 03 - Governors Ball Music Festival - New York
Jun 04 - Webster Hall - New York
Jun 05 - 9:30 Club - Washington, DC
Jun 06 - The Electric Factory - Philadelphia
Jun 09 - Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre - Charlotte
It's not yet known whether these dates will be rescheduled.