Looks like it was Broken Social Scene founder Kevin Drew who was so ill last Friday that the Canadian indie-baroque-pop act was forced to cancel its show at the House of Blues. In fact, it seems Drew was so sick with the flu that he was deemed "illegal"--or too sick to board a flight.
We'll never know what coulda been if BSS had played here in Dallas, though. And, actually, it turns out, Drew was still sick the following night in Austin.
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But at least he was well enough to take the stage down there at Bass Hall. And, with a couple of reviews from the band's Saturday night performance posted here and here, we can get some idea of what we'd have been in for--which is interesting, if only because Drew mentioned talked about Dallas during his Austin show, saying, "I got a lot of hate e-mails from Dallas."
Turns out some of BSS' Dallas fans were none too happy about the cancellation--so much so that they voiced their frustrations in a comment thread over on the band's Web site, writing everything from a simple "bummer" to penning lengthy diatribes and negative remarks about the band's past Dallas gigs.
As a result, the band has issued an apology to "all of our fans who bought tickets," as well as promising to post information on refunds and/or rescheduled dates. So keep your fingers crossed, fans.