Well, this is a HUGE bummer. I just about did a backflip when Vampire Weekend announced a show at Kettlehouse Amphitheater for this summer. I've never seen the band live and they were just coming off of the release of Father of the Bride, one of the best albums any band has released in the last five years (my humble opinion, but come on, you know I'm right).

And then the pandemic happened, and the future of live music was thrown into a frenzy as show after show was postponed or cancelled. I was waiting for the other shoe to drop on this one, but now that it's been announced, it still stings - Vampire Weekend's show at Kettlehouse, which was supposed to take place on August 12th, has officially been cancelled.

Here's a statement from Vampire Weekend on the situation:

"As you probably expected, we will not be able to move forward with at least a portion of our 2020 touring. It’s a bummer but it is what it is. The safety and health of our fans is of the utmost importance. We will no longer be playing the dates below. The outcome of shows beyond August 15 is unclear at this time. We are monitoring the global situation closely and our team is in touch with local authorities. We will keep you posted as we learn more. We hope we can make up some shows when things chill out but it doesn’t make sense to reschedule them until we know more. A couple fun things are being planned to bring to you while we are all staying safe at home. Stay tuned for more news soon.”

Additionally, Kettlehouse posted in the Facebook Event page for the show, apologizing to fans and saying that they'll "try our hardest to get them back next year."

You will be able to get a refund for your ticket right here, or you can use the money you spent on the tickets to donate to Logjam's Supplemental Income Fund to help out their hourly employees affected by the pandemic.

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