Bastille cancel show for medical reasons

"This isn't something we've ever done in years of touring," Dan Smith stated

Bastille have had to cancel their New York show for medical reasons, after frontman Dan Smith posted a statement to his Instagram account.

The band were set to play The Bowery Ballroom tonight (October 4), with a date at Danforth Music Hall in Toronto scheduled for tomorrow night (October 5).

Writing on Instagram, Smith stated that he had “strained his voice” and is “reluctantly” taking the advice of his doctors to rest his voice to prevent “further damage”.

“This isn’t something we’ve ever done in years of touring so I feel very weird writing this,” he continued. “We’ve been very excited to play at The Bowery again and I can’t apologise enough for messing you guys around.”

Smith stated that Bastille are working on a rescheduled date, with more info set to be “shared as soon as possible”.

The band recently shared the video for their new single ‘Send Them Off!’. The darkly provocative video, described as a “very modern twist on Dante’s Divine Comedy”, sees the band channel infamous Nicole Kidman/Tom Cruise erotic drama Eyes Wide Shut as well as classic horror movie Rosemary’s Baby.