UPDATE: Flaming Lips postpone Jannus Live concert
The Flaming Lips have canceled postponed a slew of upcoming concerts in the wake of a mystery hospitalization of guitarist Steven Drozd, including a gig May 12 at Jannus Live. The announcement was made on the venue's Facebook and Twitter pages. We imagine refunds for the Jannus Live show will be available at point of purchase.
The band had previously canceled appearances at SunFest in West Palm Beach, the Beale Street Music Festival in Memphis, and the Hangout Music Festival in Gulf Shores, Ala., on May 15. On Thursday, Drozd tweeted: "Thank you, everyone, for your concern. I had to do this and I'm getting it together." But there's no official word on his condition.
Guess this frees up all you alt-rock fans to see Minus the Bear next Wednesday at the Ritz Ybor, huh?
Via Orlando Weekly, we see that the May 13 Flaming Lips show at the House of Blues in Orlando hasn't been cancelled, but merely postponed until Oct. 14. So maybe there's hope for this Jannus Live show after all ...
***UPDATE NO. 2***
Indeed, we now have official word that the Flaming Lips have postponed their Jannus Live concert until Oct. 13. The full statement from Jannus Live:
Multi-?instrumentalist Steven Drozd of The Flaming Lips has been hospitalized and will be unable to perform. Doctors are expecting a full recovery within a few weeks. As a result, the St. Petersburg play date has been postponed until Wed., Oct 13. Tickets already purchased will be honored for the new date. Ticketholders wishing refunds can get them through Ticketmaster or at point of purchase.
-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*. Photo: Getty Images.