The band were scheduled to go on the road in the US early next year
Tonight Alive have cancelled their planned shows for 2019, stating that they are taking a break from touring to “prioritise our mental and physical health”. See the full statement below.
The Austrailian rock outfit released their fourth studio album ‘Underworld’ earlier this year. Reviewing the follow-up to ‘Limitless’, NME said that the record “tugs on the heartstrings in all the right ways”.
Now, with the band due to take the LP on the road, they have released a statement explaining that they will be going on hiatus from playing live gigs.
“It’s with heavy but knowing hearts that we have come to the decision to cancel our upcoming US tour for Jan/Feb 2019,” the group posted on Twitter. “Our touring schedule over the years has been demanding and truthfully the makeup of our entire reality.
“Reaching the end of a particularly turbulent year we are seeing the need to address and prioritise our mental and physical health. So in the interest of personal well-being and professional longevity Tonight Alive will be taking a hiatus from International touring.”
The band added that they are “treating this as a matter of the heart, mind, body and soul”, and apologised for letting fans down.
They continued: “Despite the intensities of 2017/2018, we have continuously felt the love, connection and support from you all. Thank you for exploring and expressing yourselves so purely and fearlessly in the Underworld era.
“We are inspired by you and immensely grateful for this chapter of memories. Please be kind to yourselves.
“We won’t be far away,” the post concluded.
Last year, Tonight Alive toured as the main support for You Me At Six‘s UK tour. The stint came to an end with a date at London’s Alexandra Palace.
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