Gang of Youths won’t be supporting Mumford & Sons tonight due to illness

An illness has forced Gang of Youths to cancel their planned supporting slot with Mumford & Sons tonight in Phoenix.

The news arrived this morning via a tweet from Mumford’s account:

No other details are known; we hope whoever is sick gets better soon.

Assuming all is well by Thursday’s show in San Francisco, Gang of Youths will end up supporting Mumford for seven of their upcoming shows in the U.S. and Mexico. GOY is also scheduled to do two headlining shows at The Roxy in Los Angeles this Friday and Saturday.

Update: During the band’s opening slot with Mumford in San Francisco on Sept. 19, Dave explained why the Phoenix appearance was cancelled. From RIFF magazine: “We canceled Phoenix because I had to go to the hospital — because I’m an idiot and I can’t take care of my body,” he said. “So this is a nice way to come back.”