"Hey Miami!" Of Montreal exclaimed via Facebook the other day. "We're kicking off our US tour with Wild Moccasins at Grand Central!"
And boy, we were so hyped! Especially 'cause we'd just chatted with frontguy Kevin Barnes about the new album, Lousy With Sylvianbriar! And we'd even met Mr. Of Montreal's alterego, the beautiful Georgie Fruit!
But then we heard that Kevin and his psychedelic indie-pop crew had experienced serious automotive failure out there on America's highways. And canceled tonight's concert in the Magic City.
"Unfortunately," a Grand Central rep tells Crossfade, "their bus broke down and it's impossible for them to make it in time for tonight's show."
But the good news: "We have rescheduled for July 5. All tickets already purchased will be honored. And those that want refunds can request one."
And more good news: "Tonight's concert," Of Montreal's record label says, "will be the only show affected."
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Of Montreal's Spring/Summer 2013 Tour Schedule
Miami, FL, Grand CentralCanceled
May 4 Orlando, FL, The Social
May 5 Baton Rouge, LA, Varsity Theater
May 6 Austin, TX, Mohawk
May 7 El Paso, TX, Tricky Falls
May 8 Phoenix, AZ, Crescent Ballroom
May 9 Los Angeles, CA, Echoplex
May 10 San Francisco, CA, Slim's
May 11 Portland, OR, Wonder Ballroom
May 12 Seattle, WA, Vera Project
May 14 Minneapolis, MN, Cedar Cultural Center
May 16 Milwaukee, WI, Pabst Theatre
May 17 Chicago, IL, Lincoln Hall
May 18 Covington, KY, The Madison Theater
May 19 Pontiac, MI, Crofoot Ballroom
May 20 Buffalo, NY, Town Ballroom
May 21 Boston, MA, Paradise
May 22 Brooklyn, NY, Music Hall of Williamsburg
May 23 Richmond, VA, Canal Club
May 24 Greensboro, NC, Blind Tiger
May 25 Frederick, MD, Flying Dog Brewery
May 28 Honolulu, HI, Republik
June 1 Nagano, Japan, Taico Club Festival
July 5 Miami, FL, Grand Central
Friday, May 3. Friday, July 5. Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Miami. The show starts at 8 p.m. All ages. Call 305-377-2277 or visit grandcentralmiami.com.