November 13, 2011 19:06

Friendly Fires cancel Nottingham and Newcastle shows on UK tour

Ed MacFarlane's illness forces the band to nix two more UK dates

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Friendly Fires have been forced to cancel two further shows on their UK tour due to illness.

The trio were forced to cancel their gig at Southampton's Guildhall last night (November 12) after frontman Ed MacFarlane was diagnosed with a viral throat infection and was deemed too ill to perform. The band have now been forced to also call off their shows at Nottingham Rock City on Monday (November 14) and at O2 Academy Newcastle on Tuesday (November 15) as a result of MacFarlane's illness.

The band said of the cancellations: "With deep regret we are having to postpone our Nottingham and Newcastle shows this week as Ed's voice is still recovering from laryngitis. Again, sorry to everyone who was looking forward to seeing us. We are in the process of rescheduling these dates as soon as possible."

The band are next scheduled to play on Thursday (November 17) at O2 Apollo Manchester, with that gig at present still set to go ahead.

Friendly Fires released their second album 'Pala' earlier this year, you can watch a video of the band giving NME a track by track guide to the album by scrolling down to the bottom of the page and clicking.

To check the availability of Friendly Fires tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0871 230 1094.

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