Fenech Soler have postponed their upcoming UK tour until Autumn. Lead singer Ben Duffy has been diagnosed with early stage testicular cancer and is embarking on a short course of chemotherapy. The band have been advised to reschedule their forthcoming UK dates.
“We are really sorry to postpone these shows. The diagnosis has been a big shock for all of us but on the positive side it has been caught very early and the recovery rate for this type of cancer is extremely high. I will be continuing to write and work with the band during my treatment and the others will continue to fulfill all DJ engagements. Everyone is very upbeat that I will be fighting fit again in a couple of months. We just want to ask our fans to bear with us while I have treatment and recover. I can’t wait to get back on stage and continue with what has been an amazing last year for us” said Ben.
Proceeds from the band’s new single ‘Stop and Stare,’ out 18th April, will go to Teenage Cancer Trust.
“We want to do something positive with this situation and we can do that by giving money to Teenage Cancer Trust and helping to create awareness about the amazing work they do.” said band guitarist, Ross.
Simon Davies, Teenage Cancer Trust CEO adds: “Everyone at Teenage Cancer Trust wishes Ben all the best over the coming months. We are extremely grateful for the band’s support at this difficult time and look forward to seeing them on the festival circuit later this year.”
With the aim and promise of a speedy recovery, the band is continuing forth with the release of their ‘Demons’ EP out this Spring in the US.