"I’ve been diagnosed with a form of cancer that requires immediate treatment."
Perth progressive metal outfit Voyager have revealed that vocalist Danny Estrin has received “a shock cancer diagnosis”.
The band, who have had a massive year around Eurovision and their recently released album Fearless In Love, have postponed their upcoming European tour to 2024 so that the singer can undergo “immediate treatment”.
“Last week I was dealt some life-altering news: I’ve been diagnosed with a form of cancer that requires immediate treatment,” Estrin shared via the band’s Facebook.
“I am absolutely devastated that we cannot perform on our forthcoming European tour, especially after this incredible Eurovision year we’ve had. I am on strict doctors’ orders to not take this lightly, put my health first and get this sorted so that we can be on stage again as soon as possible. This has been an extremely hard decision to make, but one that everyone will hopefully understand."
The band’s 2024 Australian tour remains unaffected at this stage - you can find all the tour dates below.
In regard to what type of cancer Estrin has been diagnosed with, Voyager said: “We please request you respect Danny’s privacy on this matter until he is ready to share further information publicly. Please be assured he is getting the best treatment available to him.”
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Estrin has requested privacy during this difficult time, and Voyager “will endeavour to communicate with fans as soon as possible”.
If there were ever any suspicions about whether this band’s bark was bigger than its bite, they’re quickly quashed. Voyager has spent half its lifetime as a band with members coming and going around its mainstay Estrin; the Voyager that we see now on stage have had 10-plus years of playing together – and you can hear and see it in action.
Fearless In Love was released on Friday, 14 July, via Season Of Mist, debuting at #3 on the ARIA Top 50 Albums Chart and earning critical acclaim.
In a recent interview with The Music, Voyager drummer Ashley Doodkorte said the release of Fearless In Love offered the band a sense of “massive catharsis” to “finally have it out there”.
Saturday 3 February – Boorloo/Perth, Metro City
Thursday 8 February – Naarm/Melbourne, 170 Russell
Friday 9 February – Meanjin/Brisbane, Princess Theatre
Thursday 22 February – Ngambri/Canberra, The Basement
Friday 23 February – Eora/Sydney, Manning Bar
Saturday 24 February – Kaurna/Adelaide, Unibar