Snow Patrol have been forced to cancel tonight's sold-out show at Dublin’s Olympia Theatre due to illness.

Tickets can be refunded in full at point of purchase.

In a statement, the band said: "So sorry to announce, due to illness, we have to cancel tonight’s show at the Olympia Theatre Dublin.

"Information on refunds will follow shortly. We are gutted & were so looking forward to Dublin but it’s just not possible to do the show tonight. See you all soon we promise. SP. x"

The band are due to play Belfast's Waterfront Hall this Thursday and Friday. 

Snow Patrol were also forced to cancel a number of their European shows - including a Glastonbury appearance - earlier this year because the band's Johnny McDaid required neck surgery.

McDaid's fellow guitarist, Nathan Connolly, had also sustained nerve damage.

There was better news for the band last July when their hit Chasing Cars emerged as the UK's most played song of the 21st century

Snow Patrol released their latest album Wildness last year and recently played shows at Ward Park in Bangor, where they were joined on stage by Bono, and Malahide Castle in Dublin.

Fans have taken to Twitter with well wishes for the band. 

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