Eyehategod Cancel Australian Tour Over Health Issues

23 January 2015 | 1:55 pm | Staff Writer

Someone or something really doesn't want them touring Down Under

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New Orleans heavyweights Eyehategod have been forced to cancel their second Australian tour in as many years after band member Mike Williams' recent health issues became too insurmountable for him to tour.

According to a statement from tour promoters life is noise, Williams "has been unwell for some time, recently having to cancel his tour with his other band, Corrections House".

"We have been told that Mike will not be able to make it to Australia due to poor health," the promoters said in a statement. "life is noise has not been made aware of the specific nature of these issues but have been informed that they will preclude the band from travelling here."

"We would like to apologise to all fans and all others inconvenienced by this cancellation. We have done everything possible to make this tour happen in what have been difficult circumstances."

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The tour had been slated to kick off at north Perth's Rosemount Hotel next Thursday, 29 January, with shows also lined up in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. Fans chasing refunds — which we imagine would probably be most of you — are able to obtain their bucks back from the point of purchase.

Eyehategod were also due to tour Australia in January 2014 before having to cancel once they had been "left stranded" in the States in a mishap involving their previous bookers and an airline (and a lack of tickets for said airline to transport them to Australia), an incident that frontman Mike "IX" Williams still harbours some reticence over, telling The Music scribe Tom Hersey in a recent interview, "We profusely apologise to our fans for that last fuck-up, but I hope people know that it wasn't our fault."