Vampire Weekend has scheduled two dates at Seattle’s Paramount Theatre to make up for missing last weekend’s show at Marymoor Park as front man Ezra Koenig battled vocal issues. The new shows will start at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 22 and 23, promoter STG Presents announced Thursday. Tickets for the Marymoor show will be redeemable at either performance. Rules for exchanging tickets were posted on the band’s fan site and are as follows:
Patrons that purchased tickets for the original show through Ticketmaster must call 1-800-745-3000 to arrange an exchange for tickets to one of the new dates. Patrons who purchased directly at The Marymoor Park Box Office can exchange their tickets at The Paramount Theatre Box Office during regular business hours.
If you purchased your ticket the night of the show, in cash, at the gate, you can exchange the ticket for the rescheduled show at the Paramount box office during regular business hours. If you prefer a refund, you can obtain one by sending your ticket to:
c/o emm0829 refund
216 1st Ave S, Suite 400
Seattle, WA 98104
The show was called off in the 11th hour, with this explanation later posted on the band’s Facebook page:
We are incredibly sorry about our last minute cancellation last night in Redmond – the decision wasn’t taken lightly. Ezra had some vocal issues earlier in the day, but felt like he was improving however, while he was warming up just moments prior to our set time he lost his voice completely and was unable to perform. He was then taken to the ER and diagnosed with inflamed vocal cords and the doctor ordered him to not perform for 48 hours. Even so, we still wanted to perform but by that point it was clear that any performance we could give would have been essentially instrumental and nowhere close to what we or the audience was expecting.
We know you all had to wait around for the announcement, and many of you came a long way to be there, and again – we truly apologize.