Cult rockers Animal Collective scrapped a gig in Toronto, Canada over the weekend (09-10Mar13) due to "sudden illness".

The band had been due to play at the city's Danforth Music Hall on Saturday night (09Mar13), but they axed the concert just hours before showtime.

A statement posted on the venue's website reads, "Due to sudden illness tonight's Animal Collective show at the Danforth Music Hall in Toronto must be postponed. A new date will be announced as soon as possible."

Fans have been asked to keep hold of their tickets until a rescheduled date is announced.

The news comes amid a wave of cancelled concerts - Rihanna and Morrissey have both scrapped U.S. gigs due to illness, while pop star Justin Bieber called off a show in Portugal due to logistical difficulties.