Mclusky have postponed the second leg of their 2022 North American tour. The rescheduled dates are not yet announced. “I’ve been plagued by various ear issues, tinnitus, and apparent hyperacusis amongst them, and am totally unable to perform, barely able to exist in the world as we speak,” frontman Andrew Falkous wrote in a statement. “I have taken advice from ENT doctors, audiologists, and my GP and have spent more money than I’ve ever spent on anything before trying to fix this issue, but so far no dice.” Read his note in full below.
The Welsh rock band played their first US shows in 18 years back in September. Mclusky were set to continue that tour on November 30 in Cambridge, Massachusetts and perform 11 additional dates.
Mclusky previously teased new music may be on the way. In his lengthy note, Falkous confirmed it’s happening, writing, “I was happy to say that we had been planning an album for next year (we had songs and a title AND EVERYTHING) but now, of course, that’s on hold – though not cancelled, fuck that, we’re going to do this thing, and do it right.”
After disbanding in 2005, Mclusky-adjacent lineups occasionally regrouped for reunion shows under names like Mcklusy and Mclusky*. Their full, unasterisked return coincided with the 20th anniversary of Mclusky Do Dallas, their beloved 2002 album. After their reissued debut, My Pain and Sadness is More Sad and Painful Than Yours, and final studio album to date, The Difference Between Me and You Is That I’m Not on Fire, the band released a best-of LP titled Mcluskyism in 2006. Falkous went on to form the band Future of the Left.