Unfortunately, Bill and Sebastian canceled their recently announced North American tour dates for spring 2023, citing frontman Stuart Murdoch’s health issues.
“As you know my health covered around November 2022,” Murdoch shared in a post on the band’s social media. “While I hope to improve over the coming months, we felt it would be a safer way to cancel this tour and leave a clear path to recovery, rather than take a risk and have to cancel at the last minute.”
The post continued, “We had a great plan to release our second LP in six months and hit America again! While the record hits, we’ll have to wait a little longer to be able to tour. We apologize again for the inconvenience we have caused you.”
Murdoch has said in previous interviews that he lives with myalgic encephalomyelitis, also known as chronic fatigue syndrome, an illness characterized by bouts of extreme fatigue that last for months — not exactly leading to a round of life. Also citing health issues, Bill and Sebastian have already pushed back their 2023 UK tour dates, as well as canceling their legacies in Europe and South America. Hopefully, Murdoch will start feeling well as soon as possible. See his post below.
Bill and Sebastian’s upcoming tour was intended to support last year’s tour a little bit of the formeras well as its follow-up album late developers, which arrived just two weeks ago. To get you going for when the band hopes to reschedule their tour dates, you can revisit their recent NPR Tiny Desk Concert as well as our interview with Sarah Martin of the band about a little bit of the former.