It's because they want to see the fireworks. Only joking - singer Alison Goldfrapp has tonsillitis...

GOLDFRAPP have postponed their three-night residency due to start at the LONDON SHEPHERD’S BUSH EMPIRE this evening (November 5) due to illness.

The shows are now confirmed to take place on December 3-5, with original tickets valid for the new shows. Tickets for November 5 are now valid for December 3, tickets for November 6 are now valid for December 4 and

tickets for November 7 are valid for December 5.

Speaking about the cancellations, vocalist Alison Goldfrapp said: “I’m really very sorry and disappointed to cancel tonight, tomorrow and Wednesday’s shows at the Shepherds Bush Empire. Unfortunately on Saturday in Dublin I was diagnosed with tonsillitis and although the doctor said it may clear up by Monday, it hasn’t. So under doctor’s orders we have had to cancel. We have rescheduled the shows for December and all tickets are valid so I’ll see you all there then.”

Fans unable to go to the new shows can get a full refund at the point of purchase.