TV on the Radio bassist dies; Metro gig cancelled

April 20, 2011

Metro has issued the following announcement about the TV on the Radio gig on Friday:

TV ON THE RADIO SHOW CANCELLED
 
We are sad to say that we received the following information from William Morris Agency, agents for TV On The Radio, this afternoon – 
 
“We are very sad to announce the death of our beloved friend and bandmate, Gerard Smith, following a courageous fight against lung cancer. Gerard passed away the morning of April 20th, 2011. We will miss him terribly.”
 
The Metro staff extends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Gerard and the band, management, agent and fans. 
 
The April 22nd TV on The Radio show at Metro is postponed. Fans have the option to hold onto their tickets for a possible rescheduled show, or return to point of purchase for a refund.  More information will be released as it becomes available.