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Concerns About Chromeo Unfounded

Fans of U.S.-based Canadian electro-funk duo Chromeo need not be alarmed. No one is in the hospital or even bedridden — and neither one is contagious.

Concerns About Chromeo Unfounded

By Karen Bliss

Fans of U.S.-based Canadian electro-funk duo Chromeo need not be alarmed. No one is in a hospital or even bedridden — and neither one is contagious.


David "Dave 1" Macklovitch and Patrick "P-Thugg" Gemayel released a statement on Canada Day (July 1) announcing that they were cancelling their three shows in Australia this month “to prioritize our health and well being.” But, when interviewed at Festival D’ete in Quebec City a few days ago where they were playing the main stage and after-party, the duo told FYI Music News that the shows are just postponed due to poor routing.

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The pair, which just released their fifth album, Head Over Heels, on June 15, has been touring non-stop since April, starting in the U.S.then over to Europe and back to the U.S.

“It’s a long schlep to go to Australia and back for three days,” Dave 1 explains.

“We thought we’d be able to swing it, but then we kept adding dates in August because we’ve got Lollapalooza, Osheaga, Outside Lands.”

“Our big headline show in L.A.,” adds P. Thugg.                       

Chromeo confirmed there is nothing seriously wrong despite these lines in the July 1 statement: “Unfortunately the rigors of our touring schedule have caught up with us and we need to prioritize our health and well being. We’re being told that this period would be best served as a time to rest,” it says in part. 

“I’m glad to see how concerned people are though,” said P. Thugg. “We’ve had this question on every single interview.”

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Hozier Thanks OVO Arena For Clearing Up ‘Misunderstanding’ Over Fans’ ‘Free Palestine’ Scarf

The singer said his team has a "zero policy" about prohibiting signs at shows.

Hozier and the OVO Arena Wembley have apologized and responded to a fan’s complaint about an incident in December in which she was reportedly told to remove a “Free Palestine” scarf before attending one of the singer’s shows. “Thank you to OVO Arena Wembley for clearing up this misunderstanding,” Hozier wrote early Monday morning (Feb. 26) after the venue posted an apology last week to attendee Hiba Ahmad, who said in an earlier X post that she was “pulled aside and escorted to wardrobe” in December while attending a show at the venue while wearing the scarf.

“The team and I have zero policy of prohibiting signs of any kind and I’m sorry to Hiba and her friends that they experienced this at the London show,” Hozier added.

This article was first published by Billboard U.S.

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