November 2, 2007

Long and Short of It Tour - Cancelled

Remember how the Decemberists had to cancel part of their overseas tour recently? One of their band members has apparently taken really sick, and they came home to recouperate a bit. Unfortunently, things are a bit more serious, and in an announcement on the band's webpage today, they've cancelled the remainder of the US tour.

"The Long and Short of It" Tour Cancelled
With much regret The Decemberists have cancelled the remainder of "The Long and Short of It" tour.
One of our band members has been ill for a while but we thought all would be well in time for these tour
dates. After a couple shows, though, it has become clear that the illness is much worse than we had initially realized. We need to return home so our friend can mend.
It saddens us to disappoint our fans. We hope everybody understands it is only because of an extreme situation that we had to cancel a tour we've all been excited about doing since the idea was originally
Our deepest apologies but at this time no plans are being made to reschedule the dates. Ticket holders should seek refunds at point of purchase.

Sixteen Military Wives - The Decemberists