Bassist Patrick Matthews storms offstage in Sydney after one song sparking rumours of a split...

Vines have cancelled a show in SYDNEY scheduled for this evening (May 28) after a radio gig last night saw bassist PATRICK MATTHEWS walk offstage halfway through the first song.

While an official press release issued this afternoon Sydney time says tonight’s show at the Metro has been cancelled due to illness, fans at an invite only event for radio station Triple M at Sydney’s Annandale Hotel claim Matthews walked offstage halfway through the first song and didn’t return for the remainder of the hour-long set.

One claimed: “They started playing but about a minute in Pat and Craig appeared to have an argument about something and Pat left the stage.”

The band’s management told NME.COM they currently have no comment on the situation. The band played an relatively incident-free show in Melbourne on Wednesday (May 26) and are expected to be in Australia for several weeks before the start of their US tour on June 24.