Yard Act have been forced to postpone a second show due to illness

The band's Edinburgh date tonight will be rescheduled as frontman James Smith continues to recover.

Yard Act have been forced to pull a second show due to illness.

The band had to postpone last night’s Newcastle show after frontman James Smith fell ill. They’re now having to do the same for tonight’s (2nd March) Edinburgh date, as he continues his recovery.

“Hi, James again,” he writes on social media. “Afraid we are going to have to cancel Edinburgh tonight too. The sickness has slowed but I ain’t held anything down in 3 days and I need to rebuild.”

“I just ran up and down the stairs like a prat to test if I have the energy for a show and felt like I was gonna pass out.”

“I’m so miserable about it all, but we will reschedule both shows ASAP and as it stands Glasgow and Dublin are looking very likely to happen. If you would rather a refund for Edinburgh please refer to point of purchase. Ta and sorry, James”

Yard Act dropped their debut album ‘The Overload’ earlier this year, hitting Number 2 in the UK albums chart.

At the weekend, they played a homecoming show at Leeds’ Brudenell Social Club, where they teamed up with support act Baba Ali to perform a cover of LCD Soundsystem’s ‘Daft Punk Is Playing At My House’. You can check that out here.

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