The Avalanches finally returned this summer with their long-awaited second LP Wildflower and their first live shows in nearly a decade, but that doesn’t mean that their big comeback has gone off without a hitch. Visa issues kept them from performing with a full band at Barcelona’s Primavera Sound Festival, and now band member Tony Di Blasi’s health issues have forced the group to postpone several upcoming festival dates in Europe. The Avalanches explain the situation in a Facebook post:
🌸 Thanks to everyone who has supported The Avalanches this year, we are so pleased you are enjoying Wildflower.
Preparations for our live show at Splendour are going well but unfortunately due to a medical condition requiring treatment in Australia, Tony has been advised against international travel for the next few months, so with great disappointment we have had to postpone some forthcoming festival appearances in Europe.
Thanks to everyone worldwide who has made Wildflower such a success, and stay tuned for rescheduled and new live dates soon. Big Love,
Their performance at Australia’s Splendour In The Grass festival this weekend will go ahead as planned.