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King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard have canceled their remaining tour dates across Europe and the U.K., as a result of the band’s lead singer Stu Mackenzie’s personal health crisis.
Due to a recent Crohn’s Disease flare up, MacKenzie was left with no choice but to seek urgent treatment at home. The frontman of the Australian psychedelic rock group took to instagram, announcing the stop of the remaining tour. He writes, in reference to his lifelong battle with Crohn’s, “it’s a miracle we haven’t canceled any shows in the past. But right now, my health is in really bad shape and I need to get home for urgent treatment.”
Mackenzie also shares, “I’ve always kept my struggles with Crohn’s private. I guess I didn’t want to be defined by it. And maybe I’m not defined by it, but I’m certainly dictated by it.” He continues into an apology to his fans and crew alike, moreover, thanking them for their support and understanding of the circumstance which is beyond his control.
The band established that all shows that can and will be rescheduled, additionally refunds would be made available to those who purchased tickets to any of the canceled shows.
With the release of two studio albums this year, King Gizzard and the Wizard Lizard kicked off their 2022 world tour in Greece on May 31, performing numerous shows across the European continent and North America this summer. The band had been scheduled to play dozens of additional gigs across the globe through the end of fall 2022, featuring a mosaic of artists including experimental pop group SPELLLING, Melbourne folk-singer Leah Senior, and an array of special guests. Tickets to rescheduled shows can be purchased here.
See the band’s announcement via Instagram below.
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