Kings of Convenience's North American Tour Reportedly Cancelled Due to Flu

Kings of Convenience's North American Tour Reportedly Cancelled Due to Flu
The world's flu-related hysteria seems to have finally subsided, but don't tell that to to Eirik Glambek Bøe of Norwegian duo Kings of Convenience.

According to a MySpace message written on Tuesday (February 9) by band-mate Erland ؘye, "Eirik fell ill yesterday, and today the doctor says its a flu-virus. I dont know more than this at the moment, but check this space for more info today and tomorrow. The scheduled appearance at Jimmy Fallon show on thursday [February 11] will in any case most likely fall out."

It's now two days later and still no official statement has been released. Despite this, all signs suggest that the tour has been cancelled. The band's MySpace status currently reads, "eirik ill. us tour postponed till june:-("

Similarly, tour-mates Franklin the Short wrote in their blog that "The Kings of Convenience // Franklin for Short East Coast Tour has just been canceled. Unfortunately, due to a rather gnarly illness the Kings have pulled out. Possible rescheduling of shows to happen in the future, be on the look out. We are super bummed and hope Eirik feels better soon!"

Since nothing has been made official yet, all of the tour dates are still currently posted on Kings of Convenience MySpace. But we're guessing you can look for show cancellations to follow in the next few days. Neon Indian will be filling in for Kings of Convenience on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.

There's no word on whether or not the illness will affect the duo's Asian tour, which is scheduled to begin a month after the U.S. tour comes to an end.

Thanks to Brooklyn Vegan for the heads-up.

Tour dates:

2/12 Boston, MA - The Paradise Rock Club and Lounge

2/13 New York, NY - Webster Hall

2/15 Washington, DC - 9:30

2/17 Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of the Living Arts

2/18 Toronto, ON - Phoenix Concert Theatre

2/19 Pontiac, MI - Crofoot Ballroom

2/20 Chicago, IL - The Metro


3/18 Singapore - Esplanade
3/18 Singapore - Esplanade

3/21 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Bentley Music Auditorium

3/23 Bangkok, Thailand - Butter Butter

3/25 Hong Kong, China - Hitec Rotunda 3

3/27 Bandung, Indonesia - Sabuga Convention Hall Bandung

3/28 Jakarta, Indonesia - Ballroom at The Ritz-Carlton Jakarta

3/31 Manilla, Philippines - White Space Manilla

4/2 Taipei, Taiwan - Legacy

4/4 Seoul, South Korea - Olympic Hall

4/6 Osaka, Japan - Club Quattro

4/7 Tokyo, Japan - O-East