Beirut cancel tour dates as singer battles acute laryngitis

Cult rockers Beirut have scrapped their upcoming 2019 dates to allow frontman Zach Condon to focus on his health.
Doctors have advised the singer not to tour this year and his band have agreed to wipe the schedule clean, so he doesn’t have to put his health at risk.
“Due to Zach receiving a diagnosis of acute laryngitis earlier this Summer and it being a reoccurring issue going into the Fall, the rest of the performances for the band this year are cancelled,” a band statement on Twitter reads. “Zach has been advised not to sing or tour.
“Band and crew are very sorry to share that news as we all looked very much forward to each of these shows and to seeing everyone.”
The group had booked the tour to promote its new album Gallipoli, which was released in January (19).