Members of Frightened Rabbit have hailed the “beautiful gesture” planned by a venue in England as a replacement to one of their live shows.
The Scots band had been due to play The Piece Hall in Blackledge, Halifax, on Saturday, May 26.
However the group’s frontman Scott Hutchison died last week aged 36.
And organisers behind the May show have chosen not to replace Frightened Rabbit with another band on the night following the tragedy.
Instead a minute’s “applause and noise” to mark the singer-songwriter’s life will take place, with sets by other acts playing on the night prolonged.
Donations to a local mental health charity are also being accepted at the doors.
A statement on The Piece Hall’s website read: “We are all shocked and deeply saddened by the recent loss of Scott Hutchison and our thoughts go out to his family and everyone else who was close to him.
“Out of respect to Scott and Frightened Rabbit we have decided not to replace the band on the bill for the forthcoming show on May 26.
“We will hold a minute of applause and noise to celebrate the life and music of Scott at 7.30pm. The other artists will have extended set times.
“We will also be collecting on the gates for a regional charity who deal with men’s mental health awareness, please give generously to this cause.”
Scott’s brother Grant Hutchison is the Frightened Rabbit drummer.
After hearing of the plans for The Piece Hall, the group tweeted that it was a “beautiful gesture”.
A beautiful gesture x https://t.co/FZncWsRMOw
— Frightened Rabbit (@FRabbits) May 15, 2018
Scott’s body was found at Port Edgar on Thursday following a large-scale search. He was reported missing by family on the Wednesday amid concerns for his mental health.
The musician had been open about his battle with depression.
Following his death, the band posted: “There are no words to describe the overwhelming sadness and pain that comes with the death of our beloved Scott but to know he is no longer suffering brings us some comfort.
“Reading messages of support and hope from those he has helped through his art has helped immensely and we encourage you to continue doing this.
“He will be missed by all of us and his absence will always be felt but he leaves a legacy of hope, kindness and colour that will forever be remembered and shared. Rest peacefully Scott.”
Frightened Rabbit fans also hailed The Piece Hall’s plans.
Very respectful and sensitively done ♥
— CK (@cheesetroll) May 15, 2018
V sensitive and respectful gesture. Can you let me know the details of the men’s mental health charity as will donate cost of tkt to them. X
— Vic Leeson (@VicksieLeeds) May 15, 2018