Samstag, 24. März 2007

Arcade Fire canceln restliche Shows - auch Deutschland

Da ist er, der Schlag ins Gesicht:
The Arcade Fire sagen ihre restlichen Tourdaten ab, da Win Butler endgültig krank ist und nicht mehr singen kann, nachdem er schon im Februar in New York kränkelnd Konzerte gespielt hat.
Statement via

The Arcade Fire have cancelled 9 dates on their current European Tour. Win Butler has been fighting a sinus infection since the beginning of this year and has simply been unable to get back to full health. With the constant demands on his voice from touring it has reached the stage today where he simply cannot sing.

The shows are the final nine of the sold out European tour. The cancelled shows are

Mar 24 Oslo, Sentrum Scene
Mar 25 Copenhagen, KB Halle
Mar 27 Berlin, Postbanhof
Mar 28 Munich, Elser Halle
Mar 31 Lyon, Transbordeur
Apr 1 Cologne, Palladium
Apr 2 Utrecht, Vredenburg
Apr 4 Brussels, Halles de Schaerbeek
Apr 5 Lille, L'Aeronef

Ticket holders should get in touch with the promoter directly regarding refunds. Due to future touring plans, it is unlikely that these shows will be rescheduled until later this year.


Statement von Win Butler:

"Hello Friends,

I am backstage at the venue in Oslo and just had to make the very sad decision to cancel the rest of the European tour. I have been suffering from a sinus and bronchial infection for the last 3 months, and last night in Stockholm I finally pushed my voice and body farther than they are able to go.
Last night I kept yelling at the monitor guy because I didn’t recognise the sound that was coming out of the monitor as my own voice, and it took me until the second song to realise that the sound was coming from me. Today I can barely speak, or make any sound, so finishing the shows is no longer possible.
I have had several doctors advise me to cancel shows weeks ago, and I have been trying to push through, but for my own health and safety I need to have sinus surgery so I can get better and start the recovery process.
We are all very sad, because we were very much looking forward to playing these shows, and we could not imagine cancelling a show unless it was physically impossible to do. We apologise to the fans that have been waiting to see us, and we promise to try and come back as soon as it is humanely possible.
We would like to thank everyone who has been coming to the shows, and the outpouring of love and support for our music that we have felt.

Wish me luck with the doctors,
And see you soon



Also bleibt warten und hoffen, dass die Tourdaten nachgeholt werden. Irgendwann.

Montag, 5. März 2007

That's montreal, too.

That's montreal, too.
Originally uploaded by 18seconds.
Die nächsten Wochen (Monate?) werde ich leider nur mit Modem und Minutenpreisen ins Internet können, weswegen ich versuchen werde, hier ab und an zu schreiben, aber leider nicht allzu oft schreiben kann.

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