Brooklyn-based art rock band TV on the Radio has canceled several gigs after the death early Wednesday of member Gerard Smith, a notice on the group’s official website announced this morning.
Smith, age unavailable, played bass and keyboards with TV on the Radio. The statement posted simply read:
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 dates canceled are as follows:
- April 20 St. Andrew Halls, Detroit MI
- April 22 Metro, Chicago IL
- April 23 First Ave, Minneapolis MN
- April 24 First Ave, Minneapolis MN
- April 26 Ogden, Denver CO
TV on the Radio’s site indicates that as information becomes available, it will be posted.