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Frightened Rabbit @ Siren Fest 2009 (more by Tim Griffin)
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FRIGHTENED RABBIT UNABLE TO APPEAR AT SCHEDULED PERFORMANCE AT COACHELLA MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL DUE TO UK AIRSPACE CLOSURE

LOS ANGELES, April 16, 2010 – Due to unforeseen circumstances, Frightened Rabbit will not be appearing at the Coachella Music & Arts Festival on Saturday, April 17 as planned. As of Thursday, April 15, airspace in the UK has been shut down due to the recently erupted Icelandic volcano, which clouded the sky with volcanic ash. As a direct result, the UK has issued a no-fly deadline and all flights are reportedly shut down until 7 am GMT tomorrow, which ensures the band will miss their 2:45 pm scheduled set.

Eurocontrol, the European air traffic agency, said the delays will continue into Saturday as the ash cloud moves south and east. The ash has closed the three busiest airports in Europe: Heathrow in London, Frankfurt in Germany and Charles de Gaulle in Paris.

Having just released their new album, “The Winter Of Mixed Drinks,” Coachella was to serve as Frightened Rabbit’s kick off to their North American tour. The tour is expected to begin Monday, April 19 in Tempe.

They’re dropping like rabbits, I mean flies. Frightened Rabbit join the Cribs in the Coachella Volcano club.

Frightened Rabbit‘s NYC show at Webster Hall on April 28th is sold out, but, assuming they make it here by then, you can still attempt to catch them at Sound Fix earlier that day. The post-Record Store day show is one of five U.S. in-stores the Scottish band will play over the course of their previously announced, spring, post-Coachella-cancellation tour. All of those dates are below…

Frightened Rabbit in-store performances
24 Apr – Atlanta, GA: Criminal Records
28 Apr – Brooklyn, NY: Sound Fix
6 May – Cincinnati, OH: Shake It
12 May – Denver, CO: Twist & Shout
16 May – Seattle, WA: Sonic Boom

Frightened Rabbit Spring 2010 North American Tour
17 Apr – Coachella Festival, Indio CA
19 Apr – The Clubhouse, Tempe AZ
21 Apr – Walters, Houston TX
22 Apr – Loft @ Palladium Ballroom, Dallas TX
23 Apr – Revolution, Little Rock AR
24 Apr – The Masquerade, Atlanta GA
25 Apr – Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro NC
27 Apr – Black Cat, Washington DC
28 Apr – Webster Hall, NYC
29 Apr – Paradise, Boston MA
30 Apr – First Unitarian, Philadelphia PA
1 May – Pearl Street, Northampton MA
3 May – Petit Campus, Montreal QC
4 May – Opera House, Toronto ON
5 May – Grog Shop, Cleveland OH
6 May – Southgate House, Newport KY
8 May – The Old Rock House, St. Louis MO
9 May – Pabst Theater, Milwaukee WI
10 May – Varsity Theater, Minneapolis MN
12 May – Bluebird Theater, Denver CO
13 May – Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City UT
15 May – Biltmore Cabaret, Vancouver BC
16 May – Neumo’s, Seattle WA
17 May – Berbati’s Pan, Portland OR
19 May – The Fillmore, San Francisco CA
20 May – Downtown Brew, San Luis Obispo CA
22 May – Casbah, San Diego CA

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