At the Drive-In Cancels Tour Dates Due to Singer's Vocal Cord Concern
At the Drive-In has called off the remainder of its upcoming North American tour dates after revealing singer Cedric Bixler-Zavala has a “health concern” with his vocal cords. The cancelations began with Wednesday (June 15) and Friday night’s (June 17) shows in Washington, D.C. in New York City.
When canceling the Washington, D.C. concert, At the Drive-In cited Bixler-Zavala fighting a cold and losing his voice as making it “impossible for us to play.”
“Apologies to all our fans in NYC that were coming to our show,” the band, which reunited earlier in 2016, wrote on Facebook shortly before stage time in New York on Friday. “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.”
The singer offered his own apology on Twitter, writing, “Guys I feel absolutely horrible but I've lost my voice. I was hoping to heal up by show time but I can barely speak … My sincerest apologies NYC I tried everything in my power to try and do it. I can barely talk. We promise to make it up to you.”
Hours later, the cancelation of additional dates came via another Facebook update: “Apologies to all our fans who have tickets but following our news earlier tonight, we regret to announce that all further shows on our North American tour, up to and including the Amnesia Festival appearance on June 25th are cancelled. Tickets can be refunded from point of purchase. We will be back to make up these shows in the future. Thank you for your continued support.
Ticket holders were offered refunds from their point of purchase.
Guys I feel absolutely horrible but I've lost my voice. I was hoping to heal up by show time but I can barely speak.— CEDRIC BIXLER ZAVALA (@cedricbixler_) June 15, 2016
My sincerest apologies NYC I tried everything in my power to try and do it. I can barely talk. We promise to make it up to you.— CEDRIC BIXLER ZAVALA (@cedricbixler_) June 18, 2016