When At the Drive In announced that they would be reuniting earlier this year, 30 and 40-somethings that grew up on the band rejoiced. Fusing emo, punk, hardcore and metal, the band’s three albums were hugely influential, and tickets to their tour sold out instantly. Having canceled the second of two sold-out Washington DC shows on Wednesday (15), they were set to take the stage in New York on Friday at Terminal 5. However, less than an houre before they were set to take the stage, the band announced that they would be cancelling the show, citing vocal chord problems with singer Cedric Bixler-Zavala. The following morning, they cancelled the remainder of their tour dates:
Apologies to all our fans who have tickets but following our news earlier tonight, we regret to announce that all further shows on our North American tour, up to and including the Amnesia Festival appearance on June 25th are cancelled. Tickets can be refunded from point of purchase. We will be back to make up these shows in the future. Thank you for your continued support.
When they announced that they’d cancelled the show, they stated that “ATDI has a goal to be a band for a very long time and we don’t want to impede that in any way.” The cities affected aside from New York include Boston, Detroit, Toronto and Canada’s Amnesia RockFest. At the Drive In initially broke up in 2001, with Omar Rodriguez-Lopez and Cedric Bixler-Zavala went on to form The Mars Volta. While it’s unfortunate that they had to pull the plug (especially for those New York fans, who were visibly and audibly upset), the fact that they’ve announced their intention to stick around is at least somewhat of a consolation, as well the fact that they’ll be returning.