The Lottery Winners postpone upcoming tour dates after receiving ‘tragic news’

This is such sad news.

Daisy Jackson Daisy Jackson - 23rd November 2023

The Lottery Winners have postponed several gigs on their ongoing UK tour after receiving ‘some tragic news’.

The much-loved Wigan band, who bagged a number one on the UK album chart earlier this year, shared the news on their social media channels today with ‘absolute heartbreak’.

The four-piece are in the midst of their This Is How It Feels tour and were due to perform in London tonight.

The Lottery Winners then had tour dates in Leeds at Stylus, and at the O2 Academy in Sheffield, booked in this week.

The indie rockers are then meant to head on to Glasgow, Newcastle and their home city of Manchester.


But in a note shared and signed by band members Thom, Kate, Rob and Joe, they confirmed that this week’s shows are postponed.

An update on the other three gigs will be shared ‘as soon as we can’, they wrote.


Tickets will remain valid for all the postponed shows.

The group then thanked fans for their ‘understanding and sympathy in this difficult time’.

They’ve been flooded with heartfelt messages of support, both from fans and from their peers in the music industry.


One person wrote: “Sorry to hear that you’ve had bad news. There are more important things in life which we all understand. From the messages already appearing here you can see your fan base are your extended family because you’ve let us be part of your journey. We are here to support you however you need and however you see fit. You are not alone, sending love, care, hugs and more at this time and always.”

Kendal Calling wrote: “Sorry to hear this, sending lots of love guys x”

And Rowetta posted: “Sending love.”

The Lottery Winners full statement reads: “It is with absolute heartbreak that we will be postponing the upcoming shows of our tour.

“During the early hours of this morning, we received some tragic news and we will not be able to continue at this time.


“Tonight in London, tomorrow in Leeds and Saturday in Sheffield will now be rescheduled for a date in the future and all tickets will remain valid. We will post an update regarding Glasgow, Newcastle and Manchester as soon as we can.

“We’re truly sorry for any inconvenience caused and we appreciate your understanding and sympathy in this difficult time.

“Thom, Kate, Rob and Joe. X”

Let’s hope they’re all okay and back doing what they do best soon.

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