Foo Fighters concert in Singapore cancelled

The Foo Fighters have cancelled their concert in Singapore due to a medical condition of key band member, Dave Grohl.

The concert was to be held next Friday March 2, at the downtown Padang as part of the band's Asian Tour.

In a statement to the media, the multiple Grammy-award-winning rock band said: "Dave's been told by more than one doctor that he has to take it easy on his voice."

"We hate to disappoint our fans in Singapore and hope you'll all understand and that we'll see you all in the not too distant future.

"We deeply regret having to cancel. It wasn't an easy decision by any stretch but after carefully considering medical advice, we felt we had no choice."

Chugg and Lushington Entertainments today announced that the remaining dates of the band's world tour have also been affected.

A 20,000-capacity sell out crowd was expected at the Singapore leg following Foo Fighter's success at last week's Grammy's and Brit awards.

Both Chugg and Lushington Entertainments apologised for the inconvenience caused and said they hope to secure a future replacement date.

For the time being, full refunds will be offered to all ticket holders.

Refunds will be available from Wednesday, February 29 to Tuesday, March 13 and are through original mode of payment.

For purchases made by credit card, refunds will be automatically credited to the same card without the need to return the physical tickets.

Purchases made through cash or Nets will require the physical tickets and NRIC/passport/FIN card to be presented at the SISTIC Box Office, Singapore Indoor Stadium.

Refund hours are from 12 noon to 8pm daily.

Customers who purchased tickets via Cash through overseas agents, are instructed to call them directly for refunds.

dassa@sph.com.sg