Catatonia have cancelled all their remaining UK shows - the five arena shows slated to start in Glasgow on December 5 - claiming that they are overworked and haven't had time to put a new show together.
In a statement issued today, they said: "The simple truth is that after 22 months of whirlwind success, we need a break and as a band haven't been able to put together a new show we'd be proud of... We know many people will be disappointed - for this we apologise, but feel in our hearts that this is the best course of action for all of us."
This will not, apparently, affect the band's overseas dates - they play Japan in November.
Catatonia's new UK single 'Karaoke Queen' is released on November 1.
1984 – Австралия, наконец, получила собственный гимн. По итогам народного голосования песне Питера Доддса Маккормика "Развивайся, прекрасная Австралия" был присвоен статус национального гимна. До этого австралийцы довольствовались британским вариантом — God Save the Queen »»
Alexis KORNER (1928)
Alan PRICE (1941)
Bernie WORRELL (1944)
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