Gigs & Festivals

Voiceless Vaccines vocalist voids European voyage

By | Published on Thursday 18 August 2011

The Vaccines

The Vaccines have been forced to cut a series of live dates in Holland, Austria and Northern Ireland, with frontman Justin Young citing “continued issues” with his voice as grounds for the cancellations.

Young posted this statement on the band’s website: “The doctor has ordered immediate vocal rest with the risk of permanent damage to my speaking and singing voice if ignored. Cancelling shows has unfortunately become a reality in an otherwise successful, exciting and rewarding year and we understand any anger, resentment or upset you feel”.

He persists: “Please try to understand that this is as distressing and upsetting, if not more upsetting, for the band and everyone involved. We have played to the extent recently that has become detrimental to my vocal chords”.

Provided all members are in full and fine fettle by then, the band are still booked to appear at Reading and Leeds festivals later this month.