Hyde and Smith have called off their remaining eleven tour dates in Europe due to sickness.
Following the cancellation of their third and final performance at the Roundhouse in London last Friday, yesterday the duo of Karl Hyde and Rick Smith issued the following statement on Underwordlive.com:
"It is with great regret that we have had to pull out of the European leg of the current Underworld tour due to severe illness in the band. More details will follow, but in the meantime, we appreciate your patience and understanding."
While the statement did not identify which band member was ill, Dutch ticketing organisation Mojo reported that the cancellation was due to Smith's ongoing pneumonia condition. The affected gigs include appearances at Belgium's I Love Techno festival, the Cocoon Club in Frankfurt as well as the Electronic Beats festivals in Bratislava and Prague.
Earlier this year, Smith was also injured when a riot broke out at the Ejekt Festival in Athens.
Underworld released their fifth studio album 'Oblivion with Bells' last week.