Foxygen Cancel European Tour Dates Citing ‘Creative Health’ Concerns
California-based indie duo Foxygen have cancelled a slew of upcoming U.K. and European tour dates in support of their new album, 'We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic,' insisting that their "creative health" is contingent on them not continuing with the scheduled gigs.
A Facebook post from the band explains things in greater detail:
“We have some unfortunate news. We have to cancel our upcoming EU dates for May/June and upcoming EU summer festival dates. We’d like apologize to all our European fans and supporters. We know this causes frustration and headaches for ticket buyers and promoters alike. We assure you this is ultimately for the creative health of the band. We will back in EU soon and promise to make this up to all of you. Please understand. Thank you again, all of you. Your time, attention and support mean the world to us. Love, Foxygen.”
The tour -- which had been scheduled to launch on April 24 in Amsterdam and continue, on and off, through an Aug. 8 appearance at the Way Out West festival in Göteborg, Sweden -- have all been nixed. Check out the impacted shows here.
Foxygen have been touring pretty much nonstop since 'We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic' dropped, and exhaustion was likely to blame for a pair of appearances the band bailed on at SXSW earlier this month. But it's not all bad news: They plan to fulfill all U.S. touring commitments, including the Pitchfork Music Festival in July. Check out their revised schedule here.