Australian alternative rock singer, Dan Sultan, has apologised to fans on Monday and offered ticket refunds to those who attended his ill-fated show in Queensland this past weekend.
Fans have accused the musician of giving a subpar performance at the Tanks Art Centre in Cairns this Saturday, in a gig where he allegedly rambled aimlessly and at one point even fell off his stool.
The songwriter admitted his mediocre performance, citing it was “inexcusable and disrespectful” behaviour.
On Tuesday, the artist’s manager confirmed in an official statement that the remainder of Sultan’s “Killer Solo Tour” has been postponed.
“We apologise to Dan’s fans for any inconvenience this may cause,” read the statement.
“Dan’s health and wellbeing is our highest priority at this time and we thank you for your ongoing understanding and support.
“We hope to reschedule the postponed dates once Dan makes a full recovery. While we encourage fans to hold onto their tickets, which will be valid for entry to the rescheduled shows, the option to secure a refund is also available via the ticketing outlet or venue from which tickets were purchased.”
Sultan, winner in 2010 of two ARIA Music Awards for Best Male Artist and Best Blues & Roots Album, published a public apology on his Facebook page on Monday, acknowledging his behaviour was “inexcusable and disrespectful”.
“I’d also like to extend an apology to the staff at Tanks Arts Centre for what occurred. I am taking stock of my personal situation and am seeking professional help,” he wrote.
In 2014, the Melbourne-born musician opened up about his issues with partying and alcohol during an interview with the Illawarra Mercury in 2014 titled “Party boy Dan Sultan finds a cure”,
The “Killer Solo Tour” was in support of Sultan’s third studio LP “Killer”, released in July of 2017 and which earned him three ARIA awards, for Best Male Artist, Best Rock Album and Best Independent Release.