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Foxygen SXSW shenanigans followed by European tour cancellation

photos by Kevin Figueroa

Foxygen’s Jonathan Rado and Sam France @ SXSW 2013
SXSW 2013 photos by Kevin Figueroa

Sounds like Foxygen need a rest. The band just canceled their European dates set for May and June, writing on their Facebook this morning:

We have some unfortunate news. We have to cancel our upcoming EU dates for May and June and upcoming EU festival dates. We’d like apologize to all our European fans and supporters. We know this causes frustration and headaches for ticket buyers and promoters alike. We assure you this is ultimately for the creative health of the band. We will back in EU very soon and promise to make this up to all of you. Please understand. Thank you again, all of you. Your time, attention and support mean the world to us. Love, Foxygen.

The band have been nonstop touring since their release of their acclaimed new album, We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic. Their tour with Unknown Mortal Orchestra brought them to SXSW where they had a bunch of shows scheduled. That’s where an exhausted Sam France lashed out at a fan during a Foxygen performance on the Thursday (3/15) of that week, and then ended up, as mentioned, canceling their appearance at our Saturday day party:


It was a big bummer as Foxygen were one of the bands we were most looking forward to. They canceled our show and their other Saturday performance too.

The band have some North America dates scheduled still including two sold-out NYC shows in May that appear to be still on and the’re playing the Pitchfork Festival.

A couple more shots from SXSW and all tour dates are listed below. Rest up guys.

SXSW 2013 photos by Kevin Figueroa

SXSW 2013 photos by Kevin Figueroa

Foxygen – 2013 Tour Dates
03/29/13 Los Angeles, CA – The Echo – SOLD OUT w/ Sam Flax and Wolf Thompson
03/30/13 San Diego, CA – Soda Bar w/ Sam Flax BUY TICKETS
05/07/13 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
05/08/13 Montreal , QC – Il Motore
05/09/13 Toronto, ON – Wrong Bar
05/11/13 Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion
05/14/13 Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory – SOLD OUT
05/15/13 New York, NY – Mercury Lounge – SOLD OUT
05/18/13 Mexico City, MX – Festival Marvin
06/21/13 Dover, DE – Firefly Music Festival BUY TICKETS
06/22/13 North Adams, MA – Massachusetts Museum Of Contemporary Art
06/23/13 North Adams, MA – Solid Sound Festival BUY TICKETS
07/12/13 Louisville, KY – Forecastle Festival BUY TICKETS
07/21/13 Chicago, IL – Pitchfork Music Festival BUY TICKETS
08/02/13 Happy Valley, OR – Pickathon

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