Catfish "Devastated" As Illness Means Japan/Australia Tour Cancelled
23 July 2015, 11:39 | Updated: 23 July 2015, 12:44
The band, fronted by Van McCann have pulled out of a string of dates with just days to go, saying sickness amongst the band and their crew mean they've no choice but to cancel.
The good news is that Catfish And The Bottlemen are expected to be back in business by the end of the month, when they've a string of shows lined up in America and Canada. They're also still expected to make their mark at the Reading and Leeds Festival in August.
But that'll be little comfort to their Australian and Japanese fans, who found today via the band's Facebook page that the decision had been made to abandon the tour. It would have seen the band play four dates in three days, including an appearance at the Splendour In The Grass festival in Oz.
The statement read: "It is with huge regret that, due to illness in the band and crew, Catfish and the Bottlemen will not be playing their planned shows this week in Australia and Japan; including Splendour in the Grass and Fuji Rocks festivals."
"The band are obviously absolutely devastated not to be making the trip and hope fans will understand."