Descendents have released a statement about their cancelled April 26th show and Milo losing his voice at the previous show. The band have mentioned their intention to make it up to their fans by organizing a free show. No details have currently been released on the promised show.
The video shown above is taken from their show on April 25th where Milo lost his voice 3 songs into their set. Many fans were extremely disappointed given that the band doesn’t tour often, so they felt it was necessary to let people know exactly what happened.
“There has been understandable frustration from many people who attended the show. They waited a long time to see us, paid good money to do so, and they feel that we gave a less than satisfactory performance.
We couldn’t agree more.
Milo’s voice “gave out” at about the 3rd song, and while he did his best to go forward with the show, he was simply not able to perform once his voice was gone.
When we got on stage on the 25th, we had absolutely no reason to expect things to go the way they did. Milo’s voice had been fine at the two previous shows we’d done, and his voice was clear all day before the show. We take a lot of pride in our live shows, and would never want to deliver a less than killer performance.
As a result of the condition of Milo’s voice during the April 25th show, we decided to cancel our show the following night. We were unable to announce the cancellation in time for people who had to travel to see the show, and we all feel awful about that. This late cancellation was because Milo woke up with his voice somewhat restored, and felt like he might be able to manage the show. We decided to do soundcheck, but after playing Silly Girl and Coolidge during the soundcheck, we discovered that his voice had not healed enough for us to give a great show. That was when we knew that we had to call it.
We are working with the promoters in London to plan a free make up show. We have just arrived home and so no plans have been made yet, but we know that we owe you one hell of a show, and we promise to deliver on it.”
A full statement can be found at DescendentsOnline.com.