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Published: 2010/08/30

Vampire Weekend Cancels Performance

Vampire Weekend canceled its performance at Redmond, WA’s Marymoor Amphitheater last night. The group’s performance was canceled after Vampire Weekend’s opening acts, Beach House and Dum Dum Girls, performed. According to the band, the show was canceled after frontman Ezra Koenig experienced vocal problems. A note from the band reads:

Dear Seattle,

We are incredibly sorry about our last minute cancellation last night in Redmond – the decision wasn’t taken lightly. Ezra had some vocal issues earlier in the day, but felt like he was improving however, while he was warming up just moments prior to our set time he lost his voice completely and was unable to perform. He was then taken to the ER and diagnosed with inflamed vocal cords and the doctor ordered him to not perform for 48 hours. Even so, we still wanted to perform but by that point it was clear that any performance we could give would have been essentially instrumental and nowhere close to what we or the audience was expecting.

We know you all had to wait around for the announcement, and many of you came a long way to be there, and again – we truly apologize.


There are 2 comments associated with this post

Denise August 31, 2010, 02:26:14

Was there…live in New Mexico,and came with my 10 yr old son and 7 yr old daughter because they were jazzed to see them.It was a last minute summer indulgence,back to school.They unfortunately purchased their concert t’s before the no show.

Jess August 31, 2010, 11:20:15

I was also there and am such a huge fan of Ezra. Was really looking forward to hearing his voice in real life. I also bought a sweatshirt before the show because I didn’t want them to all be sold out afterword. It was all so devestating. I feel horrible for anyone who had to travel out of state, and with kids! How disappointing!
I just hope a rescheduled date is announced soon so I can plan for it!
Get better soon Ezra and come back to Seattle please!

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