Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Prefuse 73 Cancels Shows


Wow, according to Pitchfork Prefuse 73 has cancelled the majority of their remaining tour dates due to some form of illness. Guillermo actually wrote to his fans via myspace about the cancellation. Hopefully all is well, and he gets better. Here's the story from Pitchfork:

Prefuse 73 Cancels Shows Due to Illness

Kati Llewellyn reports:
"YES. SORRY. IT'S TRUE. IT WOULD BE BETTER IF IT WASN'T....."

So began a MySpace blog post last Wednesday, written by Guillermo Scott Herren, aka Prefuse 73. Unlike most Myspace blog posts, what followed wasn't a whiny rant about Taking Back Sunday or a sob story about a crush. It was an announcement that Prefuse had made the decision to cancel much of the remainder of his spring tour with avant rapper Edan.

The rest of the post read:

"Hey.. I feel compelled to write this since i'm getting a bunch of mails concerning cancelled shows(I hear you).. - - Right before i embarked on this edan/prefuse73 tour, i was diagnosed with some pretty scary and challenging things to deal with regarding my mind and health.. (that's all i want to go into it as far as details are concerned.))) I thought I would just plow through these shows and deal with my problems from the road because i'm a stubborn old man. Instead, my friends, my doctors, and everyone I know have strongly advised me to not go through with this tour or at least shorten it... My point is this_ I am so very sorry for having to cancel the routing of the tour for the cats that won't be able to see us. I'm thinking of a way to make it up. I think disappointing fans is the worst feeling when all the touring i do is for the fans - i do not go home rich, we still play in mid size clubs to the heads... So far you've been so great to Edan/Dagha and Prefuse... The shows have been very fun+ forgive my groggy existence. Thank you so much. Please no worries for me, i'm under great care. + I'll update the dates ok? GRACIAS!!! GSH."

Our thoughts are with Herren as he rests up and takes care of his health.

Cancelled performances:

05-17 Seattle, WA - Chop Suey
05-18 Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom
05-19 Eugene, OR - WOW Hall
05-20 San Francisco, CA - Mezzanine
05-21 Los Angeles, CA - Knitting Factory
05-22 Los Angeles, CA - Knitting Factory
05-23 San Diego, CA - Casbah
05-24 Phoenix, AZ - Old Brickhouse
05-26 Denton, TX - Hailey's
05-27 Austin, TX - The Parish
05-28 Houston, TX - Walters on Washington
05-29 Baton Rouge, LA - Spanish Moon
05-30 Atlanta, GA - Drunken Unicorn
05-31 Asheville, NC - Grey Eagle Tavern

The show will go on:

06-01 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club *
06-02 Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church *#
06-03 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom *#
08-13 New York, NY - Central Park Summerstage ^

* with Edan
# with Mind.Blaze.Body
^ with Outernational, Asha Puthli

As of right now, it is unclear if Edan will perform at all of the scheduled shows.


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