Due to "recent developments and changes" in Mimi Parker's cancer treatment, Low have canceled their upcoming UK and European shows.
Parker, who started the band in 1993 with her husband Alan Sparhawk, received an ovarian cancer diagnosis in late 2020. She first discussed her health issues in a January episode of the SHEROES Radio podcast.
For a string of gigs this week, including the Green Man festival in Wales on August 19, Helsinki, Finland, and Oslo, Norway, Low was scheduled to hit the road. Additionally, they were scheduled to perform at All Points East in London on February 26 before traveling to the Connect Festival in Edinburgh on February 27.
However, Low revealed on social media yesterday (15 August) that the shows would no longer go on. “We have to cancel our upcoming shows this month in Wales, Scandinavia, England, and Scotland,” their statement began.
As some of you know, Mimi has been fighting cancer. Recent developments and changes in treatment have made extensive travel impossible at this time. Our hope is that she will respond to new treatments and be able to play the shows we have scheduled for the fall, including the Water Is Life festival in Duluth on September 4.
It continued: “We are very sorry for the inconvenience of ticket shuffling and travel expenses/changes. We welcome your positive hopes and prayers as we hope and pray for you all. Thank you. Peace. "
The duo’s tour dates for September include a set at the inaugural Primavera Sound Los Angeles. You can find their full live itinerary here.
Low have already played a run of UK, European and North American concerts this year in support of their 13th studio album, ‘Hey What’, which came out in September 2021.
In a four-star review of the record, NME wrote: “The voices of guitarist Alan Sparhawk and drummer Mimi Parker remain one of pop’s most wondrous pairings, but here the canvas on which they paint pictures is broader and taller than ever before."
“Low aren’t merely playing rock music gently and slowly: now they’re attempting to rewrite the language of the genre.”