US artist Julien Baker has today announced the cancellation of her scheduled Australian tour.
Baker was due to play eight shows while in Aus, including dates in Canowindra, Sydney, Perth, Brisbane, Byron Bay and Melbourne but has cancelled the tour due to "unforeseen personal matters".
"Due to unforeseen personal matters that have arisen, Julien Baker will be cancelling the remainder of her February tour in Japan, New Zealand, and Australia," says a statement from Baker's management.
"We extend our deepest apologies to those who have helped to arrange these shows or planned to attend and thank you for your understanding. Ticket refunds will be available at the point of purchase."
Local act Gordi was due to support Baker across the tour, with a special hometown show planned.
“Gordi is sad that the tour will no longer be going ahead and extends her wishes to Julien who is returning home to the States. As a thank you to fans and locals who have continued to support her over the years, the Canowindra show will still go ahead," continues the statement.
"This will be Sophie’s first show in her hometown in over four years and is excited to play for her fans in the area as well as those dedicated fans making the trip out west. We will have more information on run times for the show shortly and Gordi will also be revealing a special guest for the show."
Julia Jacklin will still appear at the Perth International Arts Festival without Baker.
Those seeking a refund for the shows can do so at their place of purchase.
The Foundry, Fortitude Valley
Byron Cultural & Community Centre, Byron Bay
The Croxton, Thornbury