R.I.P. Gerard Smith

Gerard Smith
1975 – 2011

TV on the Radio bassist Gerard Smith passed away this morning at the age of 36.  This news comes just one month after that band announced he was battling lung cancer.  I missed that announcement, had no clue he was sick and was looking forward to catching Smith and the rest of the Brooklyn crew at The Ogden next week.  Always sad when someone so talented and so young leaves us so soon.

The Denver show and all shows before it will be cancelled.  TV on the Radio will pick up the tour for their 2 night stand at The Independent in San Francisco on April 29th.

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