Gomez has been forced to cancel the last 8 dates of their North American tour, starting with tomorrow night’s show at the TLA. The tour has been canceled due to singer Ben Ottewell’s vocal loss. Tonight’s show at Terminal 5 in NYC will go on as scheduled, but Ben will be sitting out. Also, the last four dates of the tour will be replaced by an Ian Ball solo show. That leaves the vocal duties to the band’s other singers, Ian Ball and Tom Gray. Here’s the full note from the band:
With great regret we must cancel the remaining 8 dates of our North American tour. After a couple of days battling vocal loss, Ben met with a specialist who determined that he must take the next two weeks to recover with absolute voice rest.
Our show at Terminal 5 tonight will take place as planned with Ian and Tom taking the vocal duties. We know it’ll make for a unique night.
For all our fans who have already purchased tickets to the cancelled concerts, please contact the venue for instructions on show refunds. Ian will perform solo sets supporting John Butler Trio in Raleigh, Charlotte, Atlanta and Richmond.
We are intent on resuming our touring schedule upon receiving a clean bill of health from Ben’s doctors. We couldn’t be sorrier for this outcome. We really hope to see you soon!
07/15 – TLA – Philadelphia, PA
07/16 – Cisco Ottawa Bluesfest – Ottawa, ON
07/17 – Phoenix Concert Theatre
07/18 – 9:30 Club – Washington, D.C.
Ian solo shows
07/20 – Lincoln Theatre – Raleigh, NC
07/21 – The Fillmore – Charlotte, NC
07/22 – The Tabernacle – Atlanta, GA
07/23 – Snagajob.com Pavilion – Glen Allen, VA