Saturday, October 31, 2015

Conor Oberst Briefly Hospitalized, Cancels Desaparecidos Tour

Conor Oberst Briefly Hospitalized, Cancels Desaparecidos Tour:

Desaparecidos has canceled the remainder of their tour after singer-guitarist Conor Oberst was hospitalized. The announcement, which the band shared on its website, followed its show cancellation in Jacksonville, FL, on Tuesday.

"Regretfully, we need to cancel our Jacksonville show on 10/27. Conor has a case of laryngitis and needs to rest his voice on doctor's orders," the band tweeted on Monday.

On Wednesday, the quintet posted a more detailed statement on its website, where it announced the tour is cancelled. "Desaparecidos has been forced to cancel the remainder of their US tour dates. Conor Oberst fell ill whilst on tour in Jacksonville, Florida and was briefly hospitalized due to laryngitis, anxiety, and exhaustion," the statement said. "In consultation with his doctors, the band has reluctantly agreed to cancel all scheduled live dates. Conor will be heading home to Omaha to recuperate. We wish him a speedy recovery."

The band was in the midst of its tour for its punk-tinged Payola, its first album in 13 years, which was released in June. The 21-date cancellation included its appearance at Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, TX, on November 7th alongside a benefit concert for the Florence Immigrant & Refugee Rights Project with Tom Morello and The So So Glos on November 10th in Phoenix, AZ. Oberst also cancelled a December 2nd solo show at New York's Webster Hall.

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