Unfortunate news today, with Blood Orange cancelling his entire Australian tour – including his Sugar Mountain performance and both Melbourne and Sydney shows.

“I was looking forward to visiting Australia this year”,  Dev Hynes says of the cancellation, which is said to be cause by a family member’s ill health. “Unfortunately due to personal and family matters, and after much consideration, I’ve decided to cancel these shows to spend time with my family. Sending love in the new year.”

In light of this cancellation, Sugar Mountain have expressed their regret and offered their apologies in light of the cancellation, and have managed to add four great acts to the bill: The Avalanches, Baltimore’s Spank Rock, 21-year-old NZ rapper Young Tapz, and Melbourne duo HABITS.

“With tremendous regret Frontier Touring, Sugar Mountain and I OH YOU wish to advise the cancellation of Blood Orange’s upcoming Melbourne and Sydney performances,” organisers tell us. “Dev Hynes’ current tour commitments have been cancelled due to a family member’s ill health. Frontier Touring, Sugar Mountain and I OH YOU sincerely apologise to fans effected by this cancellation, and wish Dev and his family the best.”

While it’s a great selection of new acts to be added to the Sugar Mountain bill, it’ll come as cold comfort for the many fans who would have been eagerly awaiting his appearance. Sydney fans are eligible for a refund through Ticketek.