So, it turns out Glasvegas frontman James Allan wasn’t ill, or dead, or abducted by aliens after all. He’d just gone on holiday without telling anyone.
As previously reported, Glasvegas were forced to cancel their performance at Tuesday’s Mercury Prize ceremony, as Allan had been missing since Friday, following the band’s return from a festival in Italy.
However, the band’s manager said on Wednesday: “He got in touch with me yesterday at 1.45pm to tell me he was OK because he knew people were worried. I’ve been just as much in the dark about this as anybody – the last time I saw James was at the gig in Cardiff. I don’t even know exactly when he went missing”.
Columbia Records later released a statement, saying: “James is not missing and he’s very much looking forward to the Kings of Leon tour dates which start on the 11 Sep in Bristol, Massachusetts in the USA”.