Australian dates pulled after Maxi Jazz fractures his pelvis...

Basement Jaxx are to replace Faithless at a number of the BIG DAY OUT festivals in AUSTRALIA.

Faithless have postponed all their immediate touring activities until March 2002, after group member Maxi Jazz fractured his pelvis in a car accident. Dates in the UK and South Africa have also been cancelled.

Organisers of the Big Day Out have confirmed that Basement Jaxx will replace the dance collective on the dates across the east coast of the country. However, they will not appear at the Adelaide (February 1) and Perth (3) events due to “unmovable touring commitments in Japan”.