Over-Reactor Cancel Select Tour Gigs For Health Reasons

24 July 2017 | 12:05 pm | Staff Writer

The duo will no longer travel to NSW or SA on their upcoming 'Judgement Day' run

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Melbourne duo Over-Reactor have cancelled a trio of shows on their upcoming Judgement Day tour to allow frontman Ezekiel Ox to concentrate on his mental health.

The band — Ox and drummer/sampler Cory Blight — will still perform in Bendigo and Melbourne this August, but have pulled the plug on Sydney, Newcastle and Adelaide's planned shows until the vocalist is better.

Ox apologised to the band's fans in a statement, explaining, "I am in a very painful, confused and dark place at the moment, and my mental health needs my full attention."

"The touring environment is brutal and demanding, and I am feeling too vulnerable to be away from home at this point," he said. "I will take this time to get better, and then we will make up these shows in time.

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"Cory and I thank you for your continued support."

Over-Reactor recently returned to action following a five-year development cycle on their excellent recently released second album, Cocaine Headdress, the follow-up to 2012's Mouth Of The Ghetto.

They have released two singles from the album so far — Backbone and last month's Judgement Day, from which the tour takes its name.

See theGuide for details on the shows where you'll still be able to catch Over-Reactor in action.

If you are experiencing mental health issues such as depression or anxiety, please contact beyondblue (1300 224 636), Lifeline (13 11 14), the Suicide Call Back Service (1300 659 467) or Entertainment Assist.