Clean Bandit cancel Singapore concert due to chickenpox

British group Clean Bandit arriving at the 2017 MTV Europe Music Awards at the Wembley Arena in London on Nov 12, 2017.
British group Clean Bandit arriving at the 2017 MTV Europe Music Awards at the Wembley Arena in London on Nov 12, 2017.PHOTO: REUTERS
From left: Luke Patterson, Grace Chatto and Jack Patterson of British band Clean Bandit.
From left: Luke Patterson, Grace Chatto and Jack Patterson of British band Clean Bandit.PHOTO: AUREUS PRODUCTIONS

SINGAPORE - British classical/electronic pop trio Clean Bandit have cancelled their Singapore concert due to drummer Luke Patterson contracting chickenpox.

The band was scheduled to perform at Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre on Jan 22. The Grammy-winning group last played in Singapore in 2015 at The Coliseum, Hard Rock Hotel.

According to concert organisers Aureus Productions, the show will be postponed to another date that is yet to be confirmed. Details of refunds for ticket buyers will also be announced through the company's website, www.aureusproductions.com.

Aureus Group's chief executive officer, Mr Lawrence Holmefjord-Sarabi says:

"As chickenpox is a highly contagious disease with serious health implications, our priority is to safeguard the wellness of all concert-goers and the staff who are involved in this concert."

"We are disappointed that we have to reschedule the concert at this juncture, as we are expecting a great show by the trio and their crew, but we have to do what is right."

Mr Iain Watts from Clean Bandit's management company, Machine Management, adds that they are "making plans to come back to Singapore as soon as possible".

 

He says: "Luke has been taken ill and diagnosed with chickenpox and as such, is not able to perform. At this stage, we are not sure who else in the party has been infected with the virus and, hence, we could not risk performing. We are so sorry this has happened, but sadly this is out of our control."

Formed in 2008, Clean Bandit also comprises Luke's brother, multi-instrumentalist Jack Patterson, and Grace Chatto, who plays cello and percussion. They are known for global No. 1 hits like Rather Be, which won Best Dance Recording at the 2015 Grammy Awards.