Placebo have been forced to cancel their show in Swindon this week due to illness.
The band, who were due to play the Oasis Leisure Centre, have pulled the shows due to vocalist Brian Molko suffering vote problems. The news was confirmed with a post on the band’s official Facebook page, while the band put out the following statement:
“It is with great regret that Placebo are unable to play the upcoming shows at Portsmouth Guildhall on 16th October and Swindon Oasis on 17th October this coming week.
“Brian Molko has been suffering from throat problems which has badly affected his voice. The band were reluctant to cancel dates and let the fans down and pressed ahead with the shows in Reading and Cardiff over the weekend but it was clear that Brian was struggling to sing.
“Brian will now see a specialist in London asap and following that diagnosis, we will make further announcements regarding the shows. In the meantime fans are asked to hold onto their tickets and await further information via the agents you bought tickets from or on Placebo and Gigsandtours social media/online. Placebo would like to apologise to the fans for this disappointment and hope for better news soon.”