The Avalanches postpone European tour

The Avalanches have been forced to cancel their European tour due to illness

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The Avalanches

The Avalanches

The Avalanches have postponed their European tour.

The Australian electronic music group - who haven't performed new music together for over decade - have been forced to slash two festival appearances in London and France because member Tony Di Blasi has been deemed too ill to travel.

A statement posted on the group's social networking sites read: "Thanks to everyone who has supported The Avalanches this year, we are so pleased you are enjoying 'Wildflower'. Preparations for our live show at Splendour are going well but unfortunately due to a medical condition requiring treatment in Australia, Tony has been advised against international travel for the next few months, so with great disappointment we have had to postpone some forthcoming festival appearances in Europe."

The group were scheduled to perform at Field Day in London and La Route Du Rock in France but, although they're one-off performances, but are keen to make up for their cancellation by scheduling some more independent gigs later this year.

The statement added: "Thanks to everyone worldwide who has made Wildflower such a success, and stay tuned for rescheduled and new live dates soon. Big Love (sic)."

Meanwhile, Tony isn't the only member of the band to battle with health problems as Robbie Charter was diagnosed with a number of autoimmune diseases in the 2000s, which led to the group's 16-year hiatus between albums.

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