Earl Sweatshirt has cancelled his 2018 trip to Australia, following the death of his father.
The rapper and Odd Future member was scheduled to support The xx on their upcoming Australian tour, while also performing a headline show in Melbourne, but all of his scheduled Australian appearances have now been cancelled.
In a statement, tour promoters Handsome Tours say, “We regret to inform that, due to the recent passing of Earl Sweatshirt’s father, he must cancel his appearances as support for The xx this month. We sincerely apologise to those affected by this cancellation and send our sincerest condolences to Earl Sweatshirt at this time.”
Frontier Touring has also confirmed that Earl Sweatshirt’s scheduled Melbourne headline show at 170 Russell has also been cancelled. Ticket-holders are entitled to refunds.
Replacing Earl Sweatshirt on The xx’s tour will be Perth artist Kučka, who joins Kelela as the second support act for the tour, which begins later this month.
In a message to fans earlier this week, Earl Sweatshirt said, “Thank y’all for your thoughts and love.”
Earl is currently working on his third album, which will be the follow-up to 2015’s I Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t Go Outside: An Album by Earl Sweatshirt.
thank yall for your thoughts and love pic.twitter.com/qhualj0fjL
— thebe kgositsile (@earlxsweat) January 4, 2018