The Yard Act postpone Edinburgh tour date after singer was struck down with ‘illness’

Yard Act were forced to postpone the Edinburgh leg of their UK tour after frontman James Smith was struck down with illness.

The Yorkshire band apologized to fans who bought tickets for the show at The Caves in the capital’s Cowgate on Wednesday night, but promised the performance would be postponed.

The previous stopover in Newcastle on Tuesday March 1 had also been cancelled, but dates in Glasgow and Dublin are still scheduled.

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The band are on tour to celebrate the release of their critically acclaimed debut studio album “The Overload”, which was released on January 21.

Ticket holders can also request a refund from their point of purchase if they are unable to attend the rescheduled shows.

Dates should be released in the coming weeks.

In a statement, Smith said: “We are afraid that we will have to cancel Edinburgh tonight as well.

“The disease has slowed down but I haven’t held anything back for 3 days and I need to rebuild.

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“I just walked up and down the stairs like a fool to test if I had the energy for a show and I felt like I was going to pass out.

“I’m so unhappy about all of this, but we’ll be rescheduling both shows as soon as possible and as things stand Glasgow and Dublin look very likely to happen.

“If you prefer a refund for Edinburgh, please refer to point of purchase. Your and sorry, James.”

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