Published Feb 26, 2019Last night (February 25), reports surfaced that Gang of Four bailed on their Brooklyn concert mid-show, with the band never surfacing after the opening act played. Now Gang of Four have issued a statement explaining they were forced to cancel their performance because the band's Andy Gill was hospitalized.
As a statement explains, Gang of Four co-founder Gill was taken to hospital earlier in the day Monday, but he was unable to recover in time for the concert at Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn.
The full statement from Gang of Four reads:
Last night at Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, NY, GANG OF FOUR was unfortunately forced to cancel their show — the last performance on their quick U.S. run — as they were set to take the stage to a packed audience.
Struggling with a serious chest infection that had been developing over the last week while on the road, Andy Gill was rushed to the hospital early in the afternoon on Monday, February 25, 2019, with hopes he could get the necessary treatment and be released before show time at 9:30pm. With every effort to get on stage, the night progressed as planned. Sticking it out till the very last minute, the band and crew hoped for the best outcome — a slight delay in set time, and prepared to take the stage. Recognizing the seriousness of Gill's condition, the medical team felt otherwise and delayed Gill's discharge from the hospital. When it became apparent that Gill would not be returning in time, the crew, band and Andy (on speakerphone), made the very difficult decision to cancel the show.
Gang of Four are heartbroken that they could not deliver a promised great end to the tour. With Andy's health as a top priority, we apologize to the fans who had come out to support and they promise that the next time Gang of Four return to NYC, not only will Andy and band be in top shape, they will give the show an added push to give back to the fans.
The concert came as Gang of Four gear up to release their new album HAPPY NOW, which is now set to arrive on April 19.