De Australische indie-rock band The Jezabels zou op 18 maart een eenmalig concert in de Melkweg geven ter promotionele ondersteuning van hun op 12 februari te verschijnen derde studioalbum ‘Synthia’. Echter vanwege acute gezondheidsproblemen van toetseniste Heather Shannon, is de band genoodzaakt de geplande tournee tot nader order uit te stellen. Het aangekondigde concert in Amsterdam komt dan helaas ook te vervallen. Gekochte kaarten kunnen worden geretourneerd. Informatie hierover kan worden ingewonnen bij het desbetreffende verkooppunt.
Foto: Heather Shannon, Ziggo Dome 2012
Het officiële bericht van de band luidt:
Three years ago Heather was diagnosed with a unique type of ovarian cancer. Although she has been able to maintain life as usual generally, between treatments, the time has come for her to undergo further immediate treatment which will require her to stay in Sydney.
We were very excited to be hitting the road again in support of our third album, SYNTHIA, but sadly due to a sudden turn of events Heather’s condition requires attention now so touring in the proposed time frame is no longer possible.
Heather voegt toe:
“Up until now, I have preferred to not let this diagnosis get in the way of getting on with life. I feel a deep frustration at this new roadblock, as I now have to take a step back and undergo treatment. The band means so much to me, and cancelling the tour has been a very sad decision. I am hopeful that in the near future we will be back on the road again playing music we love. This album means so much to us, and we were so looking forward to sharing it live with everyone.
Having said that, I feel very lucky to be in the care of the public health system here in Australia. I have met many inspiring people and I am receiving the best treatment possible. There is a lot of research going into ovarian cancer at the moment, and a big push for awareness. Thank you for reading. See you on the road soon you lovely people!”
Deze situatie heeft geen gevolgen voor de releasedatum van ‘Synthia’. Deze blijft staan op 12 februari.