Belle and Sebastian have sadly canceled the North American tour dates they not too long ago introduced for Spring 2023, citing frontman Stuart Murdoch’s well being points.
“As you is likely to be conscious my well being took a dive round November 2022,” Murdoch shared in a put up on the band’s social media. “Whereas I’m hoping that I’ll enhance over the approaching months, we felt it could be a safer path to cancel this tour and go away a transparent path to restoration, quite than take a danger and should cancel on the final minute.”
The put up continued: “We had an awesome plan in place, to launch our second LP in six months and hit America up once more! Whereas the document made it out, we’re going to have to attend a bit longer till we are able to tour it. We apologise once more for the inconvenience we’ve precipitated you.”
Murdoch has stated in previous interviews that he lives with myalgic encephalomyelitis, a.okay.a. continual fatigue syndrome, a illness characterised by months-long bouts of maximum fatigue — not precisely conducive to tour life. Additionally citing well being points, Belle and Sebastian have already postponed 2023 tour dates for within the UK, in addition to canceled their legs in Europe and South America. We hope Murdoch begins feeling as wholesome as potential ASAP. See his put up under.
Belle and Sebastian’s upcoming tour was meant to help final 12 months’s A Little bit of Earlier, in addition to its follow-up album Late Builders, which arrived simply a few weeks in the past. To tide you over till the band hopefully reschedule their tour dates, you possibly can revisit their latest NPR Tiny Desk Live performance in addition to our interview with the band’s Sarah Martin about A Little bit of Earlier.