Update: If they don’t reschedule for sometime next week, it’s going to be end of July or August for a makeup show. Eek.
From The National:
Really sorry to say that we had to cancel tonight’s show in San Diego because of a family emergency in the band.
The rest of the tour, including tomorrow in LA, will go on as scheduled. We don’t have any information about when the San Diego show will be rescheduled, but as soon as we know we’ll pass that on.
Refunds will be granted at place of purchase for tonight’s show.
The rest of our upcoming tour dates are below. Hope to see you all soon.
26 JUN: LOS ANGELES, CA / EL REY THEATER w/ The Broken West // SOLD OUT
27 JUN: SAN FRANCISCO, CA / BIMBO’S 365 CLUB w/ The Broken West // SOLD OUT
28 JUN: PORTLAND, OR / BERBATIS PAN w/ The Broken West //
29 JUN: VANCOUVER, CANADA / RICHARDS ON RICHARDS w/ The Broken West // SOLD OUT
30 JUN: SEATTLE, WA / NEUMOS w/ The Broken West // SOLD OUT
07 JUL: DENMARK, ROSKILDE / ROSKILDE FESTIVAL //
08 JUL: IRELAND, KILDARE Punchestown Racecourse, Naas / OXEGEN FESTIVAL //
10 JUL: UK, STOKE-ON-TRENT / SUGARMILL //
11 JUL: UK, NOTTINGHAM / RESCUE ROOMS //
13 JUL: BELGIUM, DOUR / DOUR FESTIVAL //
14 JUL: BELGIUM, HERK / ROCK HERK FESTIVAL //
15 JUL: UK, SUFFOLK Henham Park Estate, Southwold, / LATITUDE FESTIVAL //
05 AUG: PORTUGAL, Nr.Zambujeira do mar / SUDOESTE FESTIVAL //
15 AUG: FRANCE, St. Malo / LA ROUTE DU ROCK FESTIVAL //
17 AUG: USA, New York, NY / SOUTH STREET SEAPORT // w/ Takka Takka + The Forms
01 NOV: IRELAND, Dublin, Olympia Theatre // Tickets >> / Tel 0818 719 330
02 NOV: UK, Glasgow, ABC // Tickets >> / Tel 0870 1690100
03 NOV: UK, Sheffield, Leadmill // Tickets >> / Tel 0870 010 4555
04 NOV: UK, Manchester, Academy 2 // Tickets >> / Tel 0161 832 1111
06 NOV: UK, Birmingham, Irish Centre // Tickets >> / Tel 0871 2200 260
07 NOV: UK, London, Shepherds Bush Empire // Tickets >> / Tel 0870 400 0688
09 NOV: UK, Bristol, Anson Rooms // Tickets >> / Tel 0870 400 0688
10 NOV: UK, Portsmouth, Pyramids // Tickets >> / Tel 023 9282 4355
14 NOV: FRANCE, Paris, Elysee-Montmartre //
From Tim Mays:
Hello – It is my unfortunate responsibility to inform you that the National have had to cancel tonight’s show at the Casbah. There has been a family emergency with one of the band members which precludes him being in San Diego today.
We are working with band’s management and booking agent to try and find a new date for this show sometime in the next week – we should know by end of day or first thing tomorrow when the show can be rescheduled.
If you would be unable to attend a rescheduled show you will be able to obtain a refund of your ticket purchase. We will have details on this as soon as we know about rescheduled date.
I apologize for any inconvenience and will keep you posted on the situation regarding a new show date.
No replacement tonight at the Casbah, unfortunately.
On a possibly related note, word on the street last night was that they were probably going to come back to San Diego soon anyway, maybe to play a bigger venue. Please, dear God, not the House of Blues. The dull roar of the crowd in their would completely kill their live set. Belly Up maybe? I could see them there, easy.