Fever Ray Cancels Tour for Mental Health Reasons
"I will now have to take a break from touring to take care of myself and restore my health"
Published Aug 29, 2018Fever Ray has cancelled all upcoming fall tour dates, citing mental health reasons.
The project's Karin Dreijer (also of the Knife) made the announcement this morning, breaking the news that Fever Ray will no longer be performing the project's scheduled dates this fall. This includes high-profile festival stops, such as this year's Iceland Airwaves and Pitchfork Paris.
Dreijer's statement reads as follows:
Many of you know already that I've been struggling with general anxiety and panic attacks for a long time. For seven years I did not enter the stage, for five years I did not enter an airplane. It is a disorder that always lurks in the shadows that I have had to work carefully with and around, and that I never really know when it will strike or how much it will affect me. I am very thankful for the past seven months, that I have been able to tour and to meet you wonderful and amazing people. The last month though has been rough and my anxiety has started to escalate. I will now have to take a break from touring to take care of myself and restore my health. We are canceling the forthcoming shows this autumn. It is a difficult decision because I love my band and my crew, and I am so grateful for the love we have received from all of you while when doing this show. Hope to see you soon.
The announcement follows a North American spring tour in support of Fever Ray's most recent 2017 album Plunge.