GAY DAD have been forced to pull out of tonight’s (February 2) NME CARLING AWARD SHOW at LONDON ASTORIA due to singer CLIFF JONES’ ongoing illness.
They were scheduled to play alongside Terris, My Vitriol and headliners At The Drive-In.
As reported on NME.COM earlier this week, the band had to cancel a show at Notting Hill Arts Club Radio4 night on Wednesday (January 31) because Jones was suffering from viral laryngitis. A show at Portsmouth also had to be shelved.
A spokesperson for the band told NME.COM this afternoon that the band had hoped right up until this morning that he might have been well enough to perform, but Jones has completely lost his voice.
The spokesperson added: “They are really gutted about letting people down. They were really looking forward to it.” He added that it was likely the Portsmouth show would be rescheduled as part of a UK tour which is likely to take place around the release of ‘Now, Always And Forever’ on March 19. It will be their first single for new label b-unique.