Basildon electro synth-poppers Depeche Mode have cancelled this Saturday's (May 30) 02 Arena show due to band leader Dave Gahan's gastroenteritis.
A statement said:
Following Dave Gahan’s severe bout of gastroenteritis, he has been told to rest under doctors’ orders. The show will be rescheduled to a new date, which will be announced shortly.
Dave Gahan sincerely thanks his fans for their support, understanding and patience. Depeche Mode deeply regret any problems or inconveniences the cancellations and postponements may have caused.
It's not been a good week for fans of middle-aged rock stars this week, with Morrissey cancelling the first of three of his shows at the 02 Academy in Brixton.
It is unknown whether there is any link to playing at 02 sponsored venues and illness. Beyonce Knowles played at the 02 Arena earlier this week with little ill-effect.