April 29, 2012 19:31

Flats' Dan Devine in Pentonville prison

Tour and album postponed as singer undergoes drug rehabilitation

Flats' Dan Devine in Pentonville prison

Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

Flats' Dan Devine is currently in London's Pentonville prison, undergoing a drug rehabilitation programme.

The news of his imprisonment was announced by his father Alan McGee, on the former Creation Records boss' Facebook page. McGee posted an email sent to him by the Head Of Press at the band's label, One Little Indian Records.

The email read: "I’m not sure if you are aware, but Dan (Devine) is currently in Pentonville prison, undergoing a drugs rehabilitation programme."

It continued:

The Flats album and tour have had to be postponed as a result

McGee also posted a video of Primal Scream's 'Jailbird' on his page and commented: "one for my son…"

Flats, a London four-piece who formed in 2010, were due to release their debut album, 'Better Living', through their own imprint Sweat Shop Records on May 7.

The band were also due to kick off their UK tour in support of the album at London's 100 Club on May 1, ending in Birmingham's Rainbow on May 14. Both album and tour have now been put on hold.

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