Tour falls in to Darkness
Darkness and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts have cancelled their Australian tour – including a show at Brisbane’s Riverstage on April 4 – due to illness. ‘‘As some of you may be aware, (The Darkness drummer) Ed (Graham) has had some prior history with hip problems, which resulted in extensive surgery a few years ago, and caused him to miss some US dates in 2012,’’ the band says in a statement. ‘‘Unfortunately, over the course of the past few weeks’ touring, Ed has been feeling that all is not right in that department and has been advised to undergo some rest and tests before potentially taking a backwards step and making matters worse. He will continue with the last few European shows and will then be forced to take some time out.’’ Refunds are available from point of purchase.