Roddy gets injured, Idlewild's west coast tour canceled

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We’re sad to report that a show we were uber-excited about has been cancelled. Idlewild’s November 20, 2010 show at Seattle’s Crocodile has had to be cancelled due to an injury sustained by Idlewild lead singer Roddy Womble. As reported on the Idlewild website, resulting in the cancellation of the band’s entire west coast tour. Our wishes for a comfortable and speedy recovery to poor Roddy, who is now nursing a broken collarbone.

The band, and all of us, look forward to a rescheduling of the tour in the Spring of 2011. Seems far away… but we should use that time to fully memorize the lyrics to their recently released album, Post Electric Blues.  Listen to “Take Me Away To The Islands” first, it’s my favorite track on there. I am not sure if there is an official video for the song, but the above attempt is just about Scottish enough for me. 

Note to those of us who purchased tickets: You likely received an email from Stranger Ticketing yesterday about this, but we have two options – we can either keep our ticket which will be honored when the show is re-scheduled this spring, or we can request a refund on the Stranger ticketing site.

I am not sure what show the Crocodile is going to schedule as a replacement, but I guess this opens us up to do something else that night?  Perhaps Built To Spill at the Showbox (all ages!) or The Redwood Plan at the Sunset?