The Smith Street Band Forced To Abandon US Tour

Melbourne quartet The Smith Street Band have cut their current tour of the US short and are on their way back to Australia, due to an undisclosed personal incident affecting frontman Wil Wagner.

“I’ve had something horrible happen back home and I really need to be with the people I love right now,” wrote the frontman on the band’s Facebook page a few days ago. “Please understand that there are very few things in this world more important to me and to us than playing music and very few things that playing can’t fix, but this is one of them.”

Wagner added that he was unable to provide any more details “out of respect for those involved”. He said the band already have an extensive US tour booked for March next year and will work on replacing any shows as soon as possible.

“Just never forget to tell the people you love that you love them,” he concluded. The band were due to make an appearance at Florida punk music festival The Fest as well as a string of tour dates alongside US band Restorations.

The Smith Street Band are also due to kick off a national tour to celebrate their new album, Throw Me In The River, in just a few weeks, taking in seven dates over 10 days.

The Smith Street Band’s Throw Me In The River is out now.

Gallery: The Smith Street Band – The Lair, Sydney 29/03/14

Photos by Ashley Mar

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