Placebo cancel concerts in Spain, Portugal

5th October 2010, Comments 0 comments

British alternative rock band Placebo has cancelled its next three concerts in Spain and Portugal because frontman Brian Molko is ill, the band said Tuesday on its official website.

The group, whose hits include "Teenage Angst", "Ashtray Heart" and "Meds", had been scheduled to perform in Madrid on Tuesday, in Lisbon two days later and Lugo in northern Spain on Friday.

"Unfortunately Brian Molko is unwell and has been ordered by doctors to take complete rest," the band said in a statement posted on its official website.

"It's a horribly disappointing way to finish our Battle For The Sun tour campaign and we hate letting our fans down by cancelling shows. We always try to ensure we can deliver what we promise so we can only apologise."

The band had already cancelled a concert on Friday on Spain's holiday island of Majorca in the Mediterranean due to Molko's illness.

Last year the 37-year-old fainted on stage during at the Summersonic Festival in Japan. At the time the band said he was suffering from a virus, exhaustion and jet lag.

Placebo has been on tour for a year. The group is next scheduled to perform in South Korea on October 21 and in Japan three days later.

© 2010 AFP

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