(Photo Credit: Owen Ela)
New York indie rock outfit DIIV has decided to forgo the second half of their European tour due to an urgent medical problem.
The band, who were coming off a string of UK appearances,were scheduled to play Liverpool venue Arts Club on 3/27 were forced to cancel at the last minute. News of the rest of the European stops being cancelled came via the Arts Club facebook page.
The group were touring around their sophomore LP Is The Is Are, in February. The album, which the band describes as “darker” than their old material, includes a feature from lead singer Zachary Cole Smith’s girlfriend Sky Ferreira.
The abrupt cancellation and Smith’s recent demeanor on stage have led many to believe that this is a drug related incident. Smith’s struggle with drugs has been well documented over the years. He has been very upfront about his addiction to heroin and subsequent recovery. Smith was arrested, along with his girlfriend Ferreira in September of 2013 on drug possession charges. 42 stacks of heroin were found in the couples car. Neither served time for the offense.
There is no word on whether the band’s North America appearances, which begin in may, will still happen.
Let’s hope that all is well for everyone in the band and that they are able to get on stage again soon.
A full list of cancelled dates and remaining tour dates , along with the initial cancellation announcement is posted below.
DIIV 2016 Tour Dates:
03/28 – Brighton, UK @ The Haunt
03/30 – Cologne, DE @ Gebaude 9
03/31 – Berlin, DE @ Lido
04/01 – Munich, DE @ Orangehouse
04/02 – Zurich, CH @ Mascotte
04/03 – Milan, IT @ Magnolia
04/06 – Paris, FR @ La Fleche D’Or
04/07 – Brussels, BE @ Botanique
04/09 – Luxembourg, LU @ Rotondes
04/10 – Hamburg, DE @ Uuebel & Gefaehrlich
04/11 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
05/07 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
05/14 – Columbia, MD @ Sweet Life Festival
05/21 – Philadelphia, PA @ Making Time at 714
05/22 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Spirit
05/23 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
05/25 – St. Louis, MO @ Ready Room
05/26 – Lawrence, KS @ Bottleneck
05/27 – Dallas, TX @ Trees
05/28 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk
05/29 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
05/30 – New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa
06/01 Atlanta, GA – Terminal West
06/02 – Birmingham, AL @ Saturn
06/03 – Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar
06/04 – Ferndale, MI @ Loving Touch
06/05 – Toronto, ON @ Field Trip Music & Arts Festival
06/07 – Boston, MA @ Sinclair
06/08 – Pawtucket, RI @ Met