The news was broken via Twitter by Soundwave boss AJ Maddah who posted, "Guys, Dez is incredibly sick with pneumonia and sadly we have had to cancel the Devil Driver tour."
A statement from Fafara reads, “I've NEVER cancelled a tour before. EVER... I have Pneumonia and I'm restricted from flying for at least 2 weeks. So unfortunately we have to cancel our Australian tour.
"I respectfully apologise to all our Australian fans, Six Feet Under; Darkest Hour and the folks at SW touring who worked so hard to put this tour together. Thank you for your support. We'll make it up to you on the next tour.”
No new dates have been announced and refunds are now being issued from point of purchase.
The band had intended to visit the following venues:
Friday 4 May - The Tivoli, Brisbane (cancelled)
Saturday 5 May - THe Hi-Fi, Sydney (cancelled)
Sunday 6 May - Billboard, Melbourne (cancelled)
Monday 7 May - Fowlers Live, Adelaide (cancelled)
Wednesday 9 May - Capitol, Perth (cancelled)
This week's new sets include tunes from Wavves (our Album Of The Week), Mercury Rev and Trivium, plus releases from locals Cold Chisel and Philadelphia Grand Jury.