by Rob Jones

The Cockney Rejects have suffered the sad loss of integral band member Tony Van Frater. This tearful occasion has resulted in the Cockney Rejects cancelling their November dates and that included a Friday, November 27 show at Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff.

The band’s Facebook page reads:
Dear friends and supporters worldwide, most of you are probably aware of the tragic circumstances of this past week in which we lost our beloved brother and friend Tony Van Frater. Due to this catastrophic event we have no option other than to cancel the forthcoming UK tour forthwith as a mark of respect for the man and his family.

None of us knows what the future holds at present, we wish to enter a period of mourning and reflection on the massive contribution and impact that Tony made on all our lives.
All tickets will be refunded and we apologise for this, and we hope that we have your understanding and co-operation in these difficult times.

Thank you one and all.