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Band have been forced to shelve gigs in Belfast and Dublin due to illness

You Me At Six have been forced to postpone the opening two nights of their UK and Ireland tour, which was due to begin tomorrow (March 14) in Belfast.

The Surrey rockers have been forced to pull tomorrow night’s show at Belfast Ulster Hall and their show at Dublin Olympia, which was due to take place on Thursday (March 15), after frontman Josh Franceschi contracted tonsillitis.

The singer tweeted his frustration about the postponement, writing: “Really sorry Ireland. Tonsillitis is not pretty and I refuse to not give you my very best. Doctor’s orders that I rest up and start the tour in Leicester on Saturday. I know many of you will be angry, hopefully the rescheduled dates work with all your plans. I am sorry for the inconvenience. Fingers crossed I’ll be fixed and this won’t affect any more dates.”

The shows have been moved to early April, with the band now playing Dublin Olympia on April 7 and Belfast Ulster Hall on April 8. All tickets will remain valid for the new dates.

You can watch a video of You Me At Six being interviewed backstage at O2 Academy Brixton late last year by scrolling down to the bottom of the page and clicking.

The band release their new rollercoaster inspired single ‘The Swarm’ on Sunday (March 18).

You Me At Six will now play:

O2 Academy Leicester (March 17)
Nottingham Rock City (18)
O2 Academy Bournemouth (20)
Yeovil Westlands Centre (21)
Cardiff Great Hall (23)
Liverpool University (24)
O2 Academy Newcastle (25)
Glasgow SECC (27)
O2 Apollo Manchester (28, 29)
Birmingham Ballroom (31, April 1)
O2 Academy Brixton (2, 3)
Dublin Olympia (7)
Belfast Ulster Hall (8)

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