Nothing But Thieves’ debut Singapore show, scheduled to take place next week at Hard Rock Cafe Singapore, has been cancelled.
The news was announced by promoter LAMC Productions, who revealed that lead singer Conor Mason was still recovering from a bout of laryngitis/flu. The band released a statement saying that though they were able to push through their US shows, their Asian tour would not be able to go ahead as planned.
“The doctor has recommended that we cancel our Asia headline dates (HK, Singapore and Taipei). This means Conor can rest between festivals and hopefully make a full recovery. Really bad timing but we’re doing our best to minimize cancelling shows and get Conor back to good health. Without him we sort of turn into a budget karaoke band. We hope you understand, we’ll make it up to you soon.” said the band in a press release.
Drawing inspiration from the bombast of Arctic Monkeys and the unpredictability of Arcade Fire, the songs on their self-titled debut album Nothing But Thieves draw instant parallels between stadium rockers Muse, who they shared the stage with across their European tour. It seems a matter of when, rather than if, this band become a genuine sensation after performed at both Reading & Leeds festivals in the UK this summer and Lollapalooza in the United States just weeks ago.
Concert organizer LAMC Productions will issue full refunds for ticket-holders. More details will be revealed on their Facebook page soon.