Khruangbin’s end-of-year concert canceled


Guitarist Mark Speer (L) and bassist Laura Lee of Khruangbin perform live at the Royal Oak Music Theater on December 09, 2021 in Royal Oak, Michigan. (Photo by Jim Bennett / Getty Images)

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A highly anticipated New Years Eve show by Houston trio Khruangbin has been canceled. The successful and not quite instrumental trio have returned on tour this year after being grounded by the pandemic. The concert, planned for the recently inaugurated 713 Music Hall with a capacity of 5,000 seats, was to crown his return on stage.

“Houston is home, and we can’t wait to come home all year round,” read a group statement. “So it is with the heaviest of hearts, H-Town, that we regret to announce the cancellation of our New Year’s show. We look back on the time we spent together in 2019 and look forward to our next meeting in the very near future. “

They added, “PS We’ll make up for it, H-Town.”

Promoter Live Nation has released this statement, which indicates that no action is required for ticket holders to receive a refund.

The show’s cancellation offers a gloomy note to close a year in which live music has begun to roll out again as it did before the pandemic. As the omicron variant of COVID-19 spreads, anxious groups, concert industry workers and fans start 2022 concerned about further cancellations so soon after a devastating 2020 and early 2021.

As for Khruangbin, the band’s next tour date is March, which offers more time to see how omicron is going. The trio plan to release “Texas Moon,” their second collaborative EP with Leon Bridges, in February.

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