Sam Smith has cancelled the remainder of his Australian tour after only performing one show in Brisbane.
Smith has suffered issues with his vocals chords and has had to halt the remainder of his Australian dates, including his guest appearance at the Logie Awards in Melbourne this weekend.
“I am deeply, deeply saddened to tell my Australian fans, I have to cancel my Australian tour,” he said in a statement. “I have been vocally exhausted for a while now however last night in Sydney I had a small haemorrhage on my vocal chords. The doctors have told me I need to fully rest until my vocal chords have healed, otherwise this could become a huge long-term issue. I am so sorry to all who have bought tickets, I truly am. This kills me.”
Smith was due to perform in Sydney tonight.
The cancelled show are:
April 28, Sydney
April 30, Melbourne
May 1, Adelaide
May 4, Perth
Frontier Touring are working with Smith’s management to reschedule the tour for December. Dates will be announced soon.
Cancelled show ticket holders who purchased their tickets from the authorised outlets of Ticketek and Ticketmaster will be offered a first purchase option on the new tour.
Refunds to all remaining scheduled shows, as listed below, are available as follows:
Online/Telephone: if you purchased tickets online or via phone, the full purchase price of your tickets (including your ticket insurance premium, if relevant) will be refunded automatically to your credit card. Please allow seven days for the refund to come through.
Outlet/Agency: if you purchased your tickets at a Ticketek agency, please return your tickets to the place of purchase for a full refund (including a refund of your ticket insurance premium, if relevant).
If you booked online, over the phone or at a Ticketmaster outlet with a credit card, we’re sending the funds back to the credit card you used to purchase the tickets. It can take some time to process, so please give us up to 7 days to process your refund before you start to worry.
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