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⚠️ The concert of ARCHIVE planned for the 25 October 2022 at the Rockhal is postponed to a later date by the artist (see artist statement below.) The Rockhal team and the artist’s management are currently working on rescheduling the concert as soon as possible. Tickets purchased remain valid for the new date. More information to follow. We thank you for your understanding.
Artist statement: “Archive have announced the forced rescheduling of their European tour later this year after founding member Darius Keeler was diagnosed with cancer. Darius was diagnosed with colon cancer at the end of last month and underwent surgery in London shortly after diagnosis, the surgery was successful and the prognosis for a full recovery is extremely good. It was initially hoped that Darius would be recovered in time for the tour to go ahead as originally planned, but on the advice of his surgeon the tour has now had to be rescheduled to allow Darius time to fully recuperate. Speaking about the diagnosis and the tour rescheduling Darius said “It’s been such an emotional rollercoaster since finding out I have cancer, especially after all of the struggles we had making Call To Arms & Angels during Covid. I was looking forward to this tour more than any tour we’ve ever done after not being able to play live for so long. I’m absolutely devastated to postpone and I can only apologise to the fans for the disappointment caused. I’m going to be focusing on getting myself fully fit in the next few months, and come back next year for the most epic Archive tour ever! I miss everyone in the Archive family and send you all my love, we’ll see you all in 2023! “
Since their formation in Croydon, South London in 1994 Archive have operated as masters of their own destiny, eschewing prevailing trends for a more unique musical blend of their own. Founding members Darius Keeler and Danny Griffiths joined forces with South London rapper Rosko John, and Iranian-born singer Roya Arab for 1996’s trip-hop tinged and critically acclaimed debut album ‘Londinium’. Various line-up changes over the years saw Keeler and Griffiths deciding to retire the idea of the "lead singer” in favour of a more flexible collective approach. 12 studio albums in to their career Archive have headlined festivals throughout Europe and grown to be one of the UK’s biggest live exports to the continent in the process. In 2021 Archive announced details of new studio album ‘Call To Arms & Angels’, set for release April 2022, and dropped their first new music since 2019’s career-spanning retrospective albums ‘25’ and ‘Versions’. Talking about the forthcoming ‘Call To Arms & Angels’ album, which was written and recorded throughout 2021 Darius Keeler said, “The song-writing became an unfolding narrative as the world got stranger and more disturbing every day. To reflect on these times as artists brought a strange kind of inspiration that was unsettling, but also made us appreciate the power of music and how lucky we are to be able to express our feelings in this way”.