Earl was set to play a string of live dates in Australia alongside The xx, but Aussie promoters Handsome Tours have reported that the rapper will no longer be playing those shows this month.
As previously reported, Earl's father Keorapetse Kgositsile — a South African poet laureate — died early this month. He was 79.
We regret to inform that, due to the recent passing of Earl Sweatshirt's father, he must cancel his appearances as support for @The_xx this month. We sincerely apologise to those affected by this cancellation and send our sincerest condolences to @earlxsweat at this time.— Handsome Tours (@HandsomeTours) January 8, 2018
Following his passing, Earl tweeted the following:
Beyond the Australian dates, which were set to kick off later this week, Earl Sweatshirt does not have any more currently scheduled concerts.
thank yall for your thoughts and love pic.twitter.com/qhualj0fjL— thebe kgositsile (@earlxsweat) January 4, 2018