TV on the Radio Cancel European, U.K. Tour
TV on the Radio have called off their upcoming European and U.K. tour after drummer Jahphet Landis was hospitalized, Pitchfork reports.
While it’s unclear why Landis landed in the hospital, the band assured fans in a press release, “he will be OK but is not able to travel at this time.” The band’s European and U.K. trek was scheduled to start Friday, February 6th in Italy and run through the 21st.
“TV On The Radio would like to apologize to their European & UK fans and appreciate everyone’s understanding and well wishes for Jahphet at this time,” the band added in their statement.
As of now, TV on the Radio expect Landis to be fit for their next North American leg, which starts on March 15th at the House of Blues in Houston, Texas. A full list of the band’s spring tour dates is available on their website.
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TV on the Radio have been on the road in support of their most recent album, Seeds, which was released last November. The LP was the band’s fifth, and first without bassist Gerard Smith, who died in 2011 after a long battle with lung cancer. In an interview with Rolling Stone, frontman Tunde Adebimpe spoke about trying to channel Smith’s presence into the music, rather than finding a way to make up for his absence.
“For me, he’s so in my consciousness whenever I’m doing almost anything creative,” Adebimpe said. “Anybody who’s really close to you is not as accessible, at least on this plane, as they used to be – for me, it’s like they’ve taken a seat on my board of directors. That person is always in the back of my head, saying, ‘Are you serious? Are you really going to do that?’ It’s impossible for us to make a record without having him there. With me, he’s a constant presence.”
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