La Luz cancels tour after singer Shana Cleveland is diagnosed with breast cancer

Seattle surf-rock band La Luz have announced the cancellation of their upcoming North American tour, revealing singer Shana Cleveland has been diagnosed with breast cancer.

The news came in a post on the band’s Instagram page over the weekend, first acknowledging that a recent bout of radio silence was due to Cleveland’s disease. “Normally a month before a tour we would bombard you with show announcements,” they wrote, “but we were forced to change direction after finding out Shana had breast cancer.

“While we’re still waiting for word on what the treatment will look like, it seems clear that we won’t be able to hold this East Coast tour in March. We know she’ll come through this stronger than ever. and we hope that our European tour which will begin in May can continue as planned.

After an appearance at the Winterland IV festival in Florida (which was also scrapped), La Luz was scheduled to embark on her 14-date North American tour in early March, beginning in Philadelphia and ending in Washington D.C. According to the aforementioned statement, those dates will be rescheduled. “as soon as possible”.

Although the band have said they hope to continue their European tour in May, it is currently unclear whether their eight-date trek across the UK – due to take place in the last two weeks of April – will continue.

The group released their fourth self-titled album last October via Hardly Art. It came just months after the independent release of a live record, “Live From The Black Hole”.

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