Gang of Four issue statement NYC show cancellation; Andy Gill hospitalized
Gang of Four canceled their tour finale performance at Brooklyn's Music Hall of Williamsburg on Monday night, just minutes before they were supposed to take the stage. There was no explanation given at the time, but they have just released a statement, saying guitarist and founding member Andy Gill (the only original member in the group currently) had been battling a chest infection over the last week and was rushed to the hospital early in the afternoon on Monday, "with hopes he could get the necessary treatment and be released before the show time at 9:30pm." It continues:
With every effort to get on stage, the night progressed as planned. Sticking it out till the very last minute, we hoped for the best outcome -- a slight delay in set time, and prepared to take the stage."
Recognizing the seriousness of Andy's Condition, the medical team felt otherwise and delayed Andy's discharge from the hospital. When it became apparent that Andy would not be returning in time, the crew, band and Andy (on speakerphone), made the difficult decision to cancel the show.
We are heartbroken we could not deliver a promised great end to the tour. With Andy's health as a top priority, we apologize to the fans who had to come out to support us and promise that the next time we return to NYC, not only will Andy and band be in top shape, we'll give the show an added push to give back to the fans.
They also note that refunds will be available at point of purchase. Feel better Andy! Read Go4's full statement below.