Simian Mobile Disco cancel US tour after Jas Shaw is diagnosed with AL amyloidosis

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  • The outfit says its live shows will be "put on hold for at least a few months" after Shaw contracted the rare disease.
  • Simian Mobile Disco cancel US tour after Jas Shaw is diagnosed with AL amyloidosis image
  • Simian Mobile Disco has called off its upcoming US tour, with band member Jas Shaw diagnosed with AL amyloidosis. In a Facebook post, the UK outfit said its live shows would be "put on hold for at least a few months" after Shaw contracted the rare disease, which is "caused by abnormal deposition and accumulation of proteins in the tissues of the body." The post continues: "He is receiving treatment but unfortunately this means he is not able to tour, and we have reluctantly decided that SMD's live performances will have to be put on hold for at least a few months. We are hopeful that following treatment, he will be able to return to a full work schedule but we're currently not in a position to confirm when this will be." Simian Mobile Disco's upcoming live show at the Barbican in London on April 4th will go ahead as planned, with profits going to the UCL Amyloidosis research fund.