Real Friends have cancelled all of their upcoming, pre-summer shows in the Australia, the UK and Europe.

In a statement posted to Facebook by frontman Dan Lambton, he explains that a recent bipolar disorder diagnosis is the catalyst for this decision, with the aim being to enable Real Friends (and Lambton himself) to undergo a fresh start by the time summer’s Vans Warped Tour comes around.

The cancellation was made as per the recommendation of Lambton’s therapist as he transitions into an outpatient programme set to help him deal with his disorder. Read the full statement below.

The intention is that Real Friends will return to the stage for this year’s Vans Warped Tour, which is the final cross country run the festival will ever undergo. Listen to Mess below.