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LEWIS CAPALDI CANCELS AUSTRALIAN TOUR

The musician has confirmed he is taking time off from touring

Image: Lewis Capaldi.


GRAMMY®-nominated singer-songwriter Lewis Capaldi has unfortunately shared his Australian tour will no longer be going ahead due to his recent Tourette syndrome diagnosis. Having taken to the stage at Glastonbury over the weekend following the cancellation of tour dates, the musician has revealed he'll be taking time of from touring for the foreseeable future.


Capaldi shared the following statement: "Hello everyone. First of all, thank you to Glastonbury for having me, for singing along when I needed it and for all the amazing messages afterwards. It really does mean the world.


The fact that this probably won’t come as a surprise doesn’t make it any easier to write, but I’m very sorry to let you know I’m going to be taking a break from touring for the foreseeable future.



I used to be able to enjoy every second of shows like this and I’d hoped 3 weeks away would sort me out. But the truth is I’m still learning to adjust to the impact of my Tourette’s and on Saturday it became obvious that I need to spend much more time getting my mental and physical health in order, so I can keep doing everything I love for a long time to come.


I know I’m incredibly fortunate to be able to take some time out when others can’t and I’d like to thank my amazing family, friends, team, medical professionals and all of you who’ve been so supportive every step of the way through the good times and even more so during this past year when I’ve needed it more than ever.


I’m so incredibly sorry to everyone who had planned to come to a show before the end of the year but I need to feel well to perform at the standard you all deserve. Playing for you every night is all I’ve ever dreamed of so this has been the most difficult decision of my life. I’ll be back as soon as I possibly can."



Capaldi was set to kick off his Australian run at Sydney's Qudos Bank Arena before continuing on to Perth, Adelaide and Melbourne. He was also scheduled to perform at Splendour In The Grass. Tickets will be automatically refunded in full to the original payment method used for purchase, patrons do not need to take any action. Splendour organisers have revealed an announcement is imminent for acts who will take over Capaldi, Slowthai and Rainbow Kitten Surprise's sets at the festival next month.


Secret Sounds Co-CEO Paul Piticco said “We know that many of you will be disappointed but, we’re sure Lewis’ fans will agree, all that really matters is that he takes the time he needs to feel better. Lewis, we’ll all be here waiting when you’re ready!”



GRAMMY Award-nominated, multiplatinum singer-songwriter Noah Cyrus was due to support Capaldi on his national tour. Cyrus is still slated to appear at Splendour In The Grass and host her own headline shows at Sydney's Metro Theatre on July 9 and Melbourne's 170 Russell on July 16.


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CANCELLED TOUR DATES


Friday 7 July 2023 – Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney

Saturday 8 July 2023 – Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney

Tuesday 11 July 2023 – RAC Arena, Perth

Thursday 13 July 2023 – Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Adelaide

Friday 14 July 2023 – Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne

Saturday 15 July 2023 – Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne

Tuesday 18 July 2023 - Spark Arena, Auckland

Wednesday 19 July 2023 - TSB Arena, Wellington



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