PUNK rock band Slaves have called off a performance in Warrington – for the second time.
Known as one of the UK’s most ferocious live acts, the duo – Laurie Vincent and Isaac Holman – were due to perform at the Parr Hall on Monday.
The Kent duo had also been due to headline Stage 2 earlier this year at Neighbourhood Weekender but pulled outbecause the birth Laurie Vincent’s partner’s second child was imminent.
At the time, Laurie told fans: “I hope you understand family comes first. There’s only one shot at this. Hopefully there will be plenty more rock shows in Warrington in future though.”
The band stayed true to their word and were due to appear at the Parr Hall this Monday.
But now they have had to postpone this show too due to Laurie’s partner, Emma, being ill.
In a statement Laurie said: “Firstly thank you for all your kind messages, we are so grateful of how understanding you have been. There’s no easy way to say this but sadly we have to cancel all of the remaining dates of the December tour.
“Emma has been battling through immensely painful episodes every day for the past three months. We hoped this wasn’t a permanent issue and that her symptoms would subside, I thought we would be able to cope and I could get through this tour.
“However this week her condition has rapidly deteriorated. At this point Emma is in constant agony.
“After many failed trips to our GP and A&E we finally sought out specialist medical attention and have been told by doctors that she is in need of immediate surgical action and will be having surgery next week.
“I simply cannot leave my family at this time to do this tour. Our amazing team are working on a new plan for 2020 right now, to reschedule the dates, to make it up to you all. Please hold onto those tickets and I promise to give you the shows of our lives next year, once my family is on the mend.”