Close to a year before their first Australian tour in a decade was set to take place, beloved Melbourne rockers Eddy Current Suppression Ring have announced their perpetually-delayed dates have now been officially cancelled.
Making a surprise return in late 2019, Eddy Current Suppression Ring unexpectedly announced their first new album since 2010’s Rush to Relax, with All In Good Time arriving in December of that year. While questions were raised in regards to the band’s future, and whether or not this new record would in fact herald a full “reunion” of sorts, the band soon added more fuel to the fire by unveiling a handful of live tour dates.
Their first shows since a pair of dates in 2016 (which in turn were their first shows in six years), the band announced they would end their drought of live performances with a show in Brisbane, before dates in Melbourne and Frankston were also added.
However, following a year on hold due to a global pandemic, the group have formally announced that these dates have in fact been cancelled, with new shows set to replace them at some point in the future.
Tis with regret that we have decided to cancel our upcoming shows rather than continually postpone them….
Posted by Eddy current suppression ring (official) on Wednesday, 17 March 2021
“Dear punters,” the group wrote on Facebook overnight. “Tis with regret that we have decided to cancel our upcoming shows rather than continually postpone them.
“Understandably a bummer for those with tickets but after this amount of time, we feel better refunding these shows and reassessing rock shows when rock life is back to something normal-ish.”
Though these dates had previously been postponed in order to comply with quarantine restrictions, it’s now unclear when these performances will take place. As the band themselves assured fans in early 2020, “there will definitely be shows for sure”, though it’s unknown when “rock life” will indeed return to a normal level.
Likewise, no further updates have been made by the band in regards to new music, so it appears as though more information regarding their current activities will be made clear when show announcements are made.