Friendly Fires cancel tonight’s Southampton gig due to illness

St Albans trio are forced to shelve their gig as singer Ed MacFarlane is ill

Friendly Fires have been forced to cancel their gig at Southampton‘s Guildhall tonight (November 12) due to illness.

The band have been forced to shelve the show as frontman Ed MacFarlane is suffering from a viral throat infection and is too ill to perform. At present, none of the other dates on the band’s UK tour are affected. Friendly Fires have promised to reschedule the show and have said that all tickets will remain valid for the new date, which has yet to be scheduled.

The band said of the cancellation: “It is with great regret that tonight’s show in Southampton has to be postponed due to Ed’s suffering from a viral throat infection. We will be rescheduling the show as soon as possible and we apologise to our fans who were looking forward to seeing us perform tonight. At present no other UK dates will be affected. So sorry.”

The band’s next show is at Nottingham Rock City on Monday (November 14), which is still scheduled to go ahead. Friendly Fires are then booked to play a further eight UK shows, including three nights at London‘s O2 Academy Brixton.

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