MUSIC NEWS- After previously calling off the final four dates of their USA concert tour, DURAN DURAN cancelled their two Canadian dates that were booked for Friday and Saturday. The band reports that doctors have told keyboardist, Nick Rhodes that he needs to continue to rest for at least another 72 hours. No word on his whereabouts at this time.
They added that they were "devastated" their two-year tour had ended this way. Doctors had previously told Rhodes the illness could be the result of a viral infection. A statement on the band's website said: "Nick held out all week, hoping that he would be well enough to perform again for these final few shows, but unfortunately the medical advice he has been given today requires him to continue to rest."
Earlier in the week, Rhodes said he felt "completely helpless over the situation and all I can do is apologize to our fans". "We would never let them down unless it was totally unavoidable," he said.
The band had hoped to reschedule the dates, but it has not been possible because of their schedule and the availability of the venues impacted by the cancellations.
They said ticket holders for the cancelled gigs should seek refunds at the point of purchase.