Earlier this week, Grandaddy bassist and founding member Kevin Garcia died after suffering from a massive stroke. He was just 41, and he started out with the band when he was 15. Understandably, the members of Grandaddy, reeling from Garcia’s passing, have canceled the West Coast tour dates that they had coming up this month. They have, however, said that they’re hoping to reschedule those shows. Here’s their statement:
Given the circumstances, we unfortunately have to cancel our upcoming US tour dates. We hope to reschedule these at some point in the future. The dates are below.
May 7 – Vancouver, Canada
May 8 – Seattle, WA
May 9 – Portland, OR
May 11 – San Francisco, CA
May 12 – Los Angeles, CA
May 13 – Pioneertown, CA
With great sadness and love, Grandaddy
Grandaddy have a full European tour coming up this summer, and they’re also scheduled to play FYF Fest in Los Angeles. As of right now, it looks like they’re still planning on doing those shows. Also, you can donate to Garcia’s GoFundMe here.