TV on the Radio Cancels European Tour After Drummer Hospitalized
TV on the Radio has scrapped its tour of the U.K. and Europe at the eleventh hour due to a mystery illness afflicting its drummer.
The New York-based art-rock outfit confirmed the trek, which was due to start Friday (Feb. 6) in Milan, would be nixed because drummer Jahphet Landis had been hospitalized. "He will be o.k. but is not able to travel at this time," explains a post on the group's Facebook page. "We apologize to all our European & U.K. fans and appreciate everyone's understanding and well wishes for Jahphet at this time."
The 12-date U.K./Europe tour was meant to visit nine countries -- Italy, Switzerland, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Iceland, Scotland and England -- before winding-down Feb. 21 in London.
There's no talk at this stage on whether the dates will be rearranged. The band's upcoming U.S. tour, which is due to kick off March 15 in Houston, remains unaffected at the time of writing.
TV on the Radio's fifth and most recent album, Seeds, dropped last year. It's the follow-up to their 2011 album Nine Types of Light. Seeds is the act's first through Harvest, their new, post-Interscope label home, and the first since its bass player Gerard Smith died from lung cancer in 2011.