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Glass Animals’ Dave Bayley battling swollen vocal cords; band cancels European festival sets

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Glass Animals has pulled out of two European festivals this week as frontman Dave Bayley battles swollen vocal cords.

“I absolutely hate cancelling shows, but my vocal cords have had it,” Bayley says in a statement. “I took steroids to bring down the swelling the last two shows but it doesn’t seem to be doing the trick anymore and I’ve been recommended to take a few days to rest them so it doesn’t turn into something worse.”

The affected dates include sets at the Mad Cool Festival in Spain and Portugal’s Nos Alive.

“We were so looking forward to these shows, but we’ll be back ASAP,” Bayley adds. “I’m so sorry again.”

In happier Glass Animals news, Bayley and company have been teasing a rerelease of their 2020 album Dreamland, which spawned the mega-hit “Heat Waves.”

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