The Back Out Room: Editors cancel U.S. tour due to ongoing illness of frontman Tom Smith


This week has seen a healthy amount of tour announcements, so it was only fitting that we had to give one back: Editors have cancelled their upcoming United States tour.

The band revealed this evening that they have nixed all five dates on their bi-coastal run, including a February 26 kickoff show at the Paradise Rock Club in Boston. The reason? Frontman Tom Smith is suffering from complications from a lingering bacterial infection.

From the band, via Facebook:


We are really sad to announce that Editors have to cancel their proposed United States gigs in February and March.

Editors frontman, Tom Smith, was diagnosed with a bacterial infection in December 2015 which caused the cancellation of a number of shows at the end of their European tour. Sadly Tom has experienced some unanticipated complications and as a result has not yet returned to full health as we had hoped.

He needs a period of full rest for the next couple of months to ensure his full recovery and will then recommence playing shows. The band were really looking forward to playing in the U.S. and are devastated to make this announcement and apologise for any inconvenience to our fans.


Editors were coming over to promote their latest and fifth album, 2015’s In Dream.

Other affected shows include a February 27 date at Terminal 5 in New York, February 28 at 9:30 Club in Washington D.C., and a pair of West Coast dates, March 2 at Regency Ballroom in San Francisco and a March 3 gig at Los Angeles’ Wiltern. Refunds are available from point of purchase.