Fugazi has canceled a short U.K. tour due to a death in one of the band members' immediate families. As previously reported , the trek was due to begin June 9 in Bristol, England, and wrap with a June 21-22 stand in London. According to a spokesperson, the band is stil planning to play a free July 1 show with Quixotic in its Washington, D.C., hometown. "Fugazi apologise to their fans and hope they will be understanding of these exceptional circumstances," the band said in a statement. "The band would like to assure everyone that rescheduling these dates will be a priority for them as soon as they are able to resume playing again. All efforts will be made to schedule the dates at the same venues/towns and therefore it is hoped that all current tickets will remain valid."
June 9: Bristol, England (Academy) June 10: Brighton, England (Corn Exchange) June 11: Birmingham, England (Que Club) June 12: Nottingham, England (Rock City) June 13: Leeds, England (Metropolitan University) June 14: Glasgow (Barrowlands) June 16: Derry, Ireland (Nerve Centre) June 18: Dublin (Vicar Street) June 20: Manchester, England (venue TBA) June 21-22: London (Forum)
Former Wilco multi-instrumentalist Jay Bennett has added a string of Midwest and East Coast dates in support of his latest project with longtime friend Edward Burch. The two are currently on the road as a duo, playing a stripped-down, mostly acoustic set, but will be touring with a full-band for the newly added dates, beginning June 25 in Columbus, Ohio, and stretching into early July. A spokesman says the group is planning to tour with at least four or five additional members. Confirmed thus far are Will Johsnon and Scott Danborm, both of Texas-based alt-country outfit Centro-Matic. Bennett and Burch are playing their final round of dates as a duo, and will wrap this leg June 8 in Chicago. In addition to a number of selections from the pair's debut, "The Palace at 4 A.M." (Undertow), the set features a number of songs written by Woody Guthrie, taken from Wilco's "Mermaid Avenue" (Reprise) sessions, as well as a leftover from Wilco's "Yankee Hotel Foxtrot" (Nonesuch). Bennett/Burch tunes can be sampled on the duo's Web site .
June 1: Las Cruces, New Mexico (El Patio) June 3: Austin, Texas (Stubbs) June 4: Houston (Rudyard's) June 5: Dallas (Gypsy Tea Room) June 6: Memphis (Young Avenue Deli) June 7: Bloomington, In. (Second Story) June 8: Chicago (Beat Kitchen) June 25: Columbus, Ohio (Bernie's) June 26: Cleveland (Beachland Tavern) June 27: Buffalo, N.Y. (Mohawk) June 28: New York (Mercury Lounge) June 29: Boston (Middle East) July 1: Philadelphia (TBA) July 2: Pittsburgh (Club Cafe) July 3: Newport, Ky. (Southgate House) July 5: St. Louis (Off Broadway)