Influential Australian singer-songwriter and Died Pretty frontman Ron Peno has been diagnosed with oesophageal cancer.

The iconic ‘80s rock outfit have been forced to cancel all upcoming shows and withdraw as a support act from Bryan Ferry’s Australian tour and accompanying A Day On The Green dates, with the band’s management stating Peno will be commencing immediate treatment.

“Every member of the A Day On The Green team was very sorry to hear this news," Roundhouse Entertainment Director Michael Newton’s said.

“We all love Ronnie. He’s a charming man and an immense talent, as anyone who has seen him live will know. 

“We’ll do whatever we can to support him in this battle, and we look forward to having him on another A Day On The Green bill when he’s back in action.”

Australian rocker Stephen Cummings has been announced as a replacement act on the tour.