August 28, 2011 12:28
Jane's Addiction pull out of Leeds Festival due to Perry Farrell's illness Jane's Addiction Tickets
Band axe NME/Radio 1 Stage slot after singer fails to recover in time
The band had been set to headline the NME/Radio 1 Stage at the Reading Festival last night, but cancelled at the last minute. They cited the severe swelling of singer Perry Farrell's (pictured right) vocal chords as the reason for the drop-out, and have now confirmed they won't make it to Leeds either.
Crystal Castles, who had been set to play before Jane's Addiction tonight at Leeds, will now headline the tent.
Last night the band's guitarist Dave Navarro (pictured above) announced the cancellation from the stage. The band said in a statement today:
This morning in London his doctor determined that Perry Farrell's vocal condition remains unchanged from last night. Farrell has been ordered to not use his voice until further notice for risk of vocal damage. His condition remains day to day.
Again Jane's Addiction wishes to convey their sincere apologies to the fans who had been looking forward to their scheduled performances at Reading and Leeds.
Pulp and The Strokes will co-headline the Main Stage at Reading this evening.
Reading And Leeds Festivals 2011 – full coverage
Reading And Leeds Festivals 2011 – in photos
Get live Reading And Leeds updates at Facebook.com/NMEmagazine
- Previous: Jay-Z and Kanye West to perform at MTV VMAs tonight?
- Next: Fans give verdicts on The Strokes and Pulp at Reading Festival - video
O2 Academy Brixton
O2 Apollo Manchester