The band issued a statement as thus: "It is with great regret and disappointment that The Rakes announce the cancellation of these dates. The band sincerely apologise for any disappointment caused by this unexpected turn of events. "
The Rakes' April tour will now take place in May and June. Original tickets will be valid for the rescheduled dates or a refund can be obtained from the point of purchase.
Rescheduled dates are as follows:
26th Preston 53 Degrees
28th Hull The Welly Club
31st Liverpool Barfly
1st Stratford Cox's Yard
5th Sheffield The Room (Fez Club)
6th Southampton Joiners
8th Shrewsbury Buttermakers Cellars
9th Oxford Zodiac
The Bournemouth show is to be rescheduled for the autumn.
Photo by Sonia Melot