Grouplove has wiped the slate clean for the rest of 2016 to allow Hannah Cooper time to recover from injury to her vocal cords.
The indie-pop group has canceled its upcoming shows — including dates in the U.S. and Australia — on “strict doctor’s orders.” And Cooper has been ordered to take the silent treatment. According to a statement shared on the band’s social media pages, the frontwoman has been told to have complete vocal rest for at least a month.
“I’ve been doing everything in my power to get out there and do these shows with you guys, but right now this is completely out of my control,” she explains. “My vocal cords will heal, but the only way that is going to happen is if I am silent for the next 4-6 weeks.”
Grouplove’s calendar included bookings to play Australia’s four-date Falls Festival in December and January and a string of sideshows.
Cooper continues, “I want to apologize to all the fans, radio stations, festivals and promoters who were excited to have us come out and play for you guys here in the US and Australia — however upset you are, we are 100x more upset. We live to play live for you all! We promise to do everything in our power to make up these shows whenever possible.”
Cooper and her act is expected to return to the road for U.S. dates and a headline tour kicking off in January, dates for which are posted at grouplovemusic.com/tour.
Established in 2009, Grouplove had been touring in support of their September album release Big Mess, which reached No. 40 on the Billboard 200. The quintet’s previous, sophomore album Spreading Rumor, peaked at No. 21 on the chart.
Read Cooper’s comments below.