All right, folks, we finally have some news for you following the Marymoor debacle. Vampire Weekend has issued an official statement on their Facebook page regarding last night's concert cancellation:
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.
Seattle Theatre Group has, meanwhile, told us that:
Refunds at point of purchase.
We are working with artist management to reschedule the show and should have something to announce soon.
And finally, Reverb reader Whaampire Beakened has posited:
Someone waved a bunch of bags of J. Crew in front of them and lured them away from their bus. Management couldn't find 'em, and had to cancel the show.
We'll be keeping you updated once that makeup show is announced.