In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and the recent government advice, the upcoming Forlorn Hope shows in Edinburgh on 27 March and Lancaster on 4 April have been postponed, to be rescheduled at a later date. The band have issued the following statement:
"We are truly sad to announce that our upcoming shows in Edinburgh on 27 March and Lancaster on 4 April are hereby postponed until further notice in light of the coronavirus pandemic.
Cancelling live shows is not something we do lightly, especially at such short notice, but having considered the latest government advice and discussed the situation with the other bands involved, we are confident that this is the most responsible course of action.
This will be a significant financial setback for us, but our health and yours must be our top priority. If we want things to return to normal sooner rather than later, we have to make an effort not to be part of the problem, and as a band we think that this is the most valuable contribution we can make.
We're sorry for any inconvenience and disappointment that this may cause, but we believe that this is the right decision.
We'd like to give a massive salute to By Your Leave, Nocturne Wulf, We Make Mammoths and Wytch Hazel for making the difficult call to postpone. Can't wait to make a glorious return to the stage with all of you guys when things have returned to normal.
Our hearts go out to The Pub, Opium - Alternative Club & Bar and all other small venues struggling to stay afloat in the current crisis. We sincerely hope that the government steps up to give business like these the support that they need.
As far as our other scheduled gigs are concerned, the situation is moving so fast that we have no idea where we'll all be in a week's time, let alone in a few months, so we're not in a position to make any final decisions to proceed or postpone. We will be monitoring the situation closely and will confirm the status of these events nearer to the time.
In the meantime, we'll do our best to bring you as much isolation-busting content as we can.
Look after each other, bastards. Stay safe and stay sensible. We'll get through this together."