Cranberries fans were left disappointed in Sydney last night as the Limerick band postponed their Enmore Theatre gig at the eleventh hour.
Fans were inside the venue and the support act had begun playing before the announcement was made, at around 9.20pm.
Organisers said that the last-minute postponement was down to an ill band member – although it was not confirmed who in the band had fell sick.
The gig will now take place on Monday.
“Due to the ill-health of a member of The Cranberries, the show scheduled for Thursday 22nd March at the Enmore Theatre has been postponed to Monday 26th March,” said organisers McManus Entertainment in a statement.
“All tickets purchased are transferrable to the new show. If unable to attend the rescheduled show, refunds will be available from the point of purchase. McManus Entertainment apologises for any inconvenience caused,” it added.
The band apologised on its Facebook page.
“We want to apologise for tonight’s last minute cancellation at the Enmore Theatre in Sydney. It was unavoidable, and we’re very sorry. Dolores is suffering from food poisoning and was unable to perform. Right up to the last minute we were hoping the show might be able to go ahead, but Dolores was just too unwell,” the band said.
They added: “We know you’re all very disappointed and this has been a huge inconvenience for you. Hopefully most of you can make the re-scheduled show. Once again, we’re very, very sorry…”
Some fans had travelled interstate to see the gig.
“Really gutted about The Cranberries gig tonight at [the Enmore], but I bet not half as gutted as the couple, with their young son, in front of me in the queue who spent over $2,000 to come over from Adelaide just to see them. I understand someone is sick and it’s rescheduled for Monday, but a real bummer for those who especially came to see their solo gig,” said Sai Thompson, on the Irish Echo’s Facebook page last night.
The Cranberries have been touring Australia in support of Lenny Kravitz and had played second billing to him at the Entertainment Centre on Wednesday.
The Cranberries have sold more than 30 million albums and have had two number one albums in Australia, No Need To Argue (1994) and To The Faithful Departed (1996).
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