Gang Of Four US Gig Called Off After Guitarist Andy Gill Hospitalised

27 February 2019 | 9:34 am | Staff Writer

"Gang of Four are heartbroken that they could not deliver a promised great end to the tour."

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Gang Of Four's final show of their North American tour in New York on Monday was called off at the last minute due to the hospitalisation of founding member Andy Gill.

As Pitchfork reports, representatives for the UK outfit revealed Gill had been rushed to hospital on Monday afternoon as he was "struggling with a serious chest infection" but had hoped he would be released in time to make the show at the Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn. 

However, following the opening set by Public Practice, the show was called off. 

"Sticking it out till the very last minute, the band and crew hoped for the best outcome – a slight delay in set time, and prepared to take the stage," the statement reads.

"Recognising the seriousness of Gill’s condition, the medical team felt otherwise and delayed Gill’s discharge from the hospital. When it became apparent that Gill would not be returning in time, the crew, band and Andy (on speakerphone), made the very difficult decision to cancel the show.

"Gang of Four are heartbroken that they could not deliver a promised great end to the tour. With Andy’s health as a top priority, we apologise to the fans who had come out to support and they promise that the next time Gang of Four return to NYC, not only will Andy and band be in top shape, they will give the show an added push to give back to the fans."

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It comes as the band gear up for the release of their new album, HAPPY NOW, next month, as well as embarking on a headline tour of Australia.

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