ZUTONS TOUR AXED

Drummer Sean Payne has been struck down by a "severe viral infection"...

The Zutons have postponed the rest of their tour after pulling out of a show in CAMBRIDGE.

The band are currently on a UK tour in support of their debut album ’Who Killed The Zutons’.

However, a spokesperson for the band has told NME.COM the rest of the tour will now not take place. He said: “The Zutons have been forced to cancel their show at Shepherd’s Bush Empire tomorrow (Tuesday 26th October) as well as the remaining dates on their current UK tour.

”Drummer Sean Payne was struck down by a severe viral infection at the weekend. Although sick, he played through the set in Sheffield on Saturday. He was unable to get out of bed the following day and a doctor advised him not to perform on the remaining dates. Their Cambridge show last night was also cancelled.”

Singer Dave McCabe added: “We’re really gutted and distraught about it. The tour has been going so well and we’ve really been enjoying every night. There’s nothing we can do about it. There wasn’t enough time to get a stand-in for Sean. We promise we’ll try and reschedule them for as soon as is humanly possible.”

The cancelled dates are:

London Shepherds Bush Empire (26)

Derry Nerve Centre (28)

Belfast Limelight (29)

Dublin Temple Bar Centre (30)

All tickets remain valid. Refunds will be available from point of purchase for anyone unable to attend the rescheduled shows.

The group are also planning two hometown shows in December at the Liverpool Royal Court (December 17-18).