The group said their dates would be postponed until March of next year as a precautionary measure for Bouvier, who began to feel pain in his vocal cords earlier this week.
“After examination, Pierre was instructed to go on immediate vocal rest,” the group’s post says. “He was also advised to refrain from singing for the next 4 weeks to avoid any permanent vocal cord damage.”
The band has been touring off their most recent record Taking One For The Team, which came out last February. Since its release, the group has played over 100 headlining shows. The Canada-natives are even more disappointed to be missing their home country shows that are especially important to them.
“We absolutely hate to not be able to play these shows and have to reschedule. Our Canadian shows are always extremely special to us and it really breaks our hearts to have to make this announcement,” the band’s announcement said.
“We hope you will understand the situation and the fact that we didn't come to this conclusion lightly or easily. We know a lot of you had been looking forward to these shows for a very long time and that some people were traveling from all over the world to attend. We want to sincerely apologize to everyone who is disappointed or if we caused you any inconvenience.”
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The new confirmed dates are as follows:
March 11 – London Music Hall – London
March 13 – Centre Videotron – QC
March 14 – Air Canada Centre – Toronto
March 15 – Bell Centre – Montreal
They will also be finding a new opening act to replace All Time Low, who will be touring the UK and Ireland come March.
The group will be resuming their tour in Brazil in early December for their South American tour.
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