According to Frightened Rabbit's Twitter page
, the Scottish mope-pop buzz band has been marooned in a Travelodge near London's Heathrow airport for the past few days, putting its scheduled U.S. tour for new album The Winter of Mixed Drinks
in serious jeopardy. Like much of Europe, Heathrow is currently at the mercy of the Icelandic volcano that continues to spew ash and paralyze air traffic throughout the continent.
About 10 hours ago, the band tweeted "So Dallas and Houston are looking unlikely folks," thus no doubt making their Texas fans - of whom they won many more at SXSW this year - even sadder than they already were. They did mention traveling to America via cruise ship some time after that, so maybe they'll get here eventually.
Ryan Chavez, whose Super Unison
was promoting Wednesday night's show at Walter's on Washington, emailed Rocks Off just
now saying the show is officially cancelled. Tickets will be refunded at point of sale or automatically for online purchases, says Chavez, Walter's will be closed tomorrow night and there are currently no plans to reschedule. But don't get too down - Frightened Rabbit is a prime candidate to be back in these parts come ACL time. Book those cruise tickets now, lads.