Muse have been forced to cancel Scandinavian tour dates in Oslo, Stockholm and Malmo after frontman Matt Bellamy broke his foot.
In a statement released today (November 30th), the band have said they came to the ‘difficult decision’ as they do not believe they could do justice to their normal live shows with the singer on crutches. Full refunds are now available to the unlucky fans at their original point of purchase.
“We’re very sorry to have to announce that Muse’s forthcoming shows in Oslo, Stockholm and Malmo have been cancelled as Matt has broken two bones in his foot,” the statement reads. “The band have therefore made the difficult decision to cancel these gigs as they feel that they will not be able to do justice to their live show and the fans who have bought tickets with Matt performing on crutches. Muse would like to apologise to all their fans who have tickets to these shows. Refunds will be available from the point of purchase.”
“Matt’s progress will be monitored over the next few days, but the remaining dates on the tour are still scheduled to go ahead as planned. As soon as we have any news it will be posted on the Muse website, Facebook and Twitter accounts.”
According to reports, Muse are hoping to be able to resume their tour on December 10th at the Hartwall Arena in Helsinki, Finland.