Published Jun 18, 2016After already cancelling a few U.S. concerts this week, post-hardcore outfit At the Drive-In have had to call off their remaining 2016 North American reunion shows due to frontman Cedric Bixler-Zavala's ailing vocal cords.
The band announced the cancellation through their Facebook page, confirming that they will not be playing any more North American dates this month. This includes two shows at Toronto's Phoenix Concert Theatre and a set at Montebello, QC's Amnesia Rockfest.
Earlier in the week, the band cancelled a June 15 performance at Washington, DC's 9:30 Club, writing at the time that "Cedric has been fighting off a cold and has now lost his voice making it impossible for us to play for you tonight."
Last night (June 17), the group attempted to perform at Brooklyn's Terminal 5 venue, but called off the performance after the club had already filled up with fans. Guitarist Omar Rodríguez-López and drummer Tony Hajjar came onstage explaining the predicament, themselves saying it was a tough decision to make. As you can see in the fan-posted videos down below, this was met with a mix disappointment, support and even hostility.
They later wrote on Facebook: "Cedric has a health concern with his vocal chords and can't perform this evening. It is not possible to play without furthering his injury. Thank you for your support! ATDI has a goal to be a band for a very long time and we don't want to impede that in any way."
The band are offering refunds at point of purchase. You can see the affected North American dates down below, and see the group's still-on-the-books overseas festival schedule over here.
As previously reported, this year's At the Drive-In reunion got off to a rocky start when it was announced a few days before the dates began that founding guitarist Jim Ward had exited the band.
06/21 Detroit, MI - St. Andrew's Hall
06/23 Toronto, ON - Phoenix Concert Theatre
06/24 Toronto, ON - Phoenix Concert Theatre