Jason Pierce’s mighty Spiritualized has been forced to cancel a pair of upcoming shows due to “medical” issues that Piece currently has going on. The shows, on Aug. 5 in Sicily, and on Aug. 13 in London, were set to be some of the first shows that Spiritualized could start playing new material from their upcoming album on Fat Possum, but instead, Pierce has been forced to cancel them.
In a message on his website, Pierce says these are the first shows the band has had to cancel. Here’s the message:
For the first time in a career spanning twenty one years Spiritualized regrettably have to cancel two upcoming shows: Sicily and the Standon Calling Festival. J. Spaceman has been undergoing a course of medical treatment, which is near completion, and has left management no choice but to cancel following advice from his medical team. Everything possible has been done to try and play these shows but it recently became apparent that Jason would not be able to perform. Spiritualized apologise to everyone who is affected and hope they realise that cancellation was the only unavoidable option given the medical circumstances. This is not a long term issue and future dates and the album release will not be affected.
A new Spiritualized album is due out next year.