Grandaddy Cancel North American Tour Following Bassist Kevin Garcia's Death

Jim Fairchild, Tim Dryden and Jason Lytle of Grandaddy perform at the Roundhouse on April 3, 2017 in London.
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Jim Fairchild, Tim Dryden and Jason Lytle of Grandaddy perform at the Roundhouse on April 3, 2017 in London.  

Grandaddy have canceled their upcoming U.S. tour following the unexpected death of bassist Kevin Garcia on Tuesday following a stroke, as Pitchfork reports. The band was originally set for a short West Coast tour next week, beginning in Vancouver on May 7.

Grandaddy’s most recent record, Last Place, was just released in March, ending a 10-year hiatus. As of now, they’re still set to appear at a handful of European festivals this summer, including Primavera Sound. A GoFundMe campaign benefiting Garcia’s wife and children has so far raised more than $30,000.

This article originally appeared on Spin.

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