Singer Sam Forrest is taken ill…

Nine Black Alps have been forced to pull out of their upcoming dates on the NME NEW MUSIC TOUR INSPIRED BY RIZLA.

The band have also pulled a handful of instore performances owing to frontman Sam Forrest being taken ill.

The band were due to be a part of a host of new talent on the NME New Music Tour Inspired by Rizla, with The Cribs, Maximo Park and Towers Of London amongst the bands featuring.

Replacements are currently being found for the affected shows.

The release of Nine Black Alps’ ’Everything Is’ debut album has subsequently been moved back to June 13.

The cancelled Nine Black Alps instore performances are:

Bristol Replay (May 24)

Brighton Resident (25)

Nottingham Fopp (26)

Covent Garden (27)

The NME New Music Tour Inspired By Rizla tour starts tonight at the Norwich Waterfront with Maximo Park, The Cribs and The Checks.

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