We have good news and bad news for those excited to see Pendulum live at The Enmore Theatre in Sydney tonight. The good news is — the show will go on. The bad news is — Rob Swire will be unable to sing during the performance.
In an official statement via the event page, Pendulum writes:
Sydney – we have an update about tonight’s show and want to be totally open and honest with you on the final date of our tour…
Unfortunately Rob has been suffering with a respiratory illness throughout, and during the Perth show he pushed through and lost his voice. Rob has just seen an ENT doctor and has been diagnosed with an acute vocal haemorrhage, and unfortunately has been advised not to sing (or even speak) so as not to cause any long term damage.
We’ve thought long and hard about what to do tonight. We don’t want to cancel, having not cancelled a single show in 12 years. Instead, we will all be on stage performing as usual alongside the album versions of the vocal and you guys can help us out by singing with us. If anyone wants a refund instead please reach out to the promoters but we promise we’ll still give you a killer show tonight and promise we will be back again for you ASAP! Look forward to seeing you all later.
Sounds like a respectable call by the band. The show must go on!
Wishing Rob Swire all the best and an extra speedy recovery. We hope to hear from him again soon and have no doubt the final stop of Pendulum’s tour will be one for the books regardless!
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