The Subways cancel US tour

Singer Billy Lunn is under doctor’s orders

The Subways have been forced to cancel their upcoming US tour after doctors told singer Billy Lunn to stop performing.

The frontman has been diagnosed with nodules on his vocal chords, and doctors have told him to pull future shows in order to treat the condition.

Tonight’s rescheduled show at Bristol Carling Academy has also been called off (April 24). Three French shows were cancelled this week as Lunn continued to see specialists.


A statement on The Subways’ official website said: “It is with much regret and disappointment that The Subways must cancel the rescheduled show at the Bristol Carling Academy (April 24) due to the continued loss of Billy Lunn’s voice. After consulting with doctors and throat specialists, agreed diagnosis was made that Billy has developed nodules on his vocal chords. Billy has been advised to halt all current touring and treat the condition.”

It added: “It is hoped by the end of May we will be in a position to reschedule the cancelled UK dates but all tickets are refundable if requested. Billy, Charlotte and Josh are obviously hugely disappointed and frustrated by the current situation and look forward to playing again as soon as possible. They would like to thank everyone for their patience and understanding and very much appreciate all the kind words of support that fans have expressed in wishing Billy a speedy recovery.”

The Subways are expected to resume touring from June 1.


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