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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

The Vaccines Cancel Fall Tour, Including Show At Off Broadway

Posted By on Tue, Aug 30, 2011 at 3:20 PM

  • Roger Sargent

British fuzzed out pop band the Vaccines has cancelled its September 20th show at Off Broadway with Tennis. Singer Justin Young will be having his third throat surgery of the year and the band has cancelled all upcoming shows on doctor's orders. Refunds for the Off Broadway show are available online at or at the venue on show nights. Off Broadway's official Facebook page says a rescheduled show for next year is pending. Read the full announcement from Young below.

Sorry to keep so many of you in the dark regarding our touring plans over the next few weeks, but we wanted to be sure of them before we spoke to you. Unfortunately, the Doctor has now confirmed that, this week, he will be operating on my throat for a third time this year. It was the wait for this decision, and no other reason, that meant we were able to complete commitments over this last week and why we will not be able to complete those in the coming weeks.

In a bid to allow my throat to recover and rehabilitate completely, we will be cancelling all shows, including our trips to North America in September and Japan and Europe in October. We will resume with our touring commitments in Paris on October 26th before supporting our friends the Arctic Monkeys here in the UK. This allows me to have eight weeks of the best vocal therapy available, allowing the best possible chance of complete recovery.

As I have said before, we understand any anger or upset, but we hope you all understand that we are completely devastated by this problem that has continued to plague us personally and professionally during the best year of our lives. Cancelling shows in exchange for repeated hospital visits plain fucking sucks. I know it may seem unfair that we continue to visit certain places whilst failing to visit your city or country, but touring is all we have ever wanted to do, so to suggest that we may not want to play a show, or that certain shows take priority over others, is not true. We are simply following the Doctor's orders. You have our word on that. We need to be able to perform to the best of our abilities without doing permanent damage to my throat. I can assure you that if you grant us your understanding and your patience, we will be in your hometown to play for you in the very near future.

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