Vance Joy is a last minute casualty for the Meredith Festival this weekend.
Vance Joy was scheduled to perform at Meredith this Friday but has had to cancel on doctors orders.
A statement from Vance Joy management reads, “Following doctors orders & to prevent the risk of permanent damage, Vance Joy has been placed on vocal rest for the foreseeable future. As a result Vance Joy has to cancel his performance at Meredith Music Festival. We want to thank you for your understanding & well wishes. James and band are absolutely shattered, but his long term health has to be our priority here & therefore must follow doctors orders. This has been a really tough decision to make, given James’ personal affinity with the festival. “
Vance Joy is one of 2013’s new music success stories.
James Keogh (aka Vance Joy) released his debut EP ‘God Loves You When You’re Dancing’ in March 2013. The record featured ‘Riptide’ which went on to become a number one Australian hit for James and go on to sell more than 140,000 downloads certifying it double platinum in Australia.
‘Riptide’ was also featured in the USA as the soundtrack to a GoPro TV spot advertising camping.
Vance Joy visited the USA earlier this year and showcased at SXSW. He has signed a five-album deal with Atlantic Records in America. In Australia, he is signed to Michael Gudinski’s Liberation Records.
Watch the video for Vance Joy ‘Riptide’Vance Joy, Photo By Ros O’Gorman
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