Sad news for those (including me) who were looking forward to catching The Go-Go's at their Granada Theater show on July 26: Seems guitarist Jane Wiedlin took an awful fall that will require surgery.
Here's the word straight from the band's website:
It is with great regret that the Go-Go's announce today the cancellation of Happily Ever After, their summer farewell tour. The tour was scheduled to kick off July 7 at Lilith Fair San Diego, and conclude in Austin, TX, on July 27. The band will also be unable to perform live on Good Morning America, scheduled for July 16 in New York's Central Park.
The news comes as a result of guitarist Jane Wiedlin injuring herself after a 20-foot fall while hiking near her home in Northern California a couple of weeks ago. Jane is scheduled for ACL replacement surgery for her knee in the coming weeks, with a prognosis of up to a year recovery time.
I hadn't seen the legendary new wave/pop band in years and was quite looking forward to hearing the barrage of '80s hits such as "Vacation," "Our Lips Are Sealed," "We Got the Beat" and, my personal favorite, "Head Over Heels."
Michael Schoder, owner of The Granada, seemed understandably disappointed after being informed of the Go-Go's canceling the show: "Bummer, 'cause we had really sold [that show] well," he said via email.
No word on when (or if) the band will attempt another farewell tour. And, given Wiedlin's surgery, it looks like fans will have to wait at least a year to find out.
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