The band was due to hit the road next month (Feb16) for dates in Australia, Europe, and the U.S., but the shows have now been scrapped so Heather Shannon can focus on her health crisis.

In a statement, the musicians reveal Heather was diagnosed with a rare form of ovarian cancer three years ago and has been undergoing regular treatment, but she must now stay in Sydney to receive extra medical care.

"Three years ago Heather was diagnosed with a unique type of ovarian cancer," the statement reads. "Although she has been able to maintain life as usual generally, between treatments, the time has come for her to undergo further immediate treatment which will require her to stay in Sydney...

"Sadly due to a sudden turn of events Heather's condition requires attention now so touring in the proposed time frame is no longer possible."

Heather adds, "Up until now, I have preferred to not let this diagnosis get in the way of getting on with life... I now have to take a step back and undergo treatment... Cancelling the tour has been a very sad decision. I am hopeful that in the near future we will be back on the road again playing music we love."