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Vampire Weekend and Arctic Monkeys Cancel European Dates

Cold season is upon us, after all

Vampire Weekend will not play previously scheduled shows in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark. The New York smart-pop ensemble didn’t give a specific reason in their announcement, posted to Facebook: “Due to unforeseen circumstances, our shows in Sweden, Norway and Denmark have been canceled. Refunds will be made available at the point of purchase. We sincerely apologize to our fans, and look forward to making it back to you soon.”

While the fans flock to outdo one another in emoji sadness over there, they might also extend some sympathy to Arctic Monkeys’ Alex Turner. The man has been hit with laryngitis mid-tour, leading to last week’s postponements of U.K. shows in Glasgow, Birmingham, and Sheffield. Now the AM crew are rescheduling Monday’s German date (November 4) as well, according to NME. See below for the rescheduled gigs.

Bummed about Vampire Weekend? Watch the band’s recent split set with Grizzly Bear for PBS’ Austin City Limits series. Pop starlet Sky Ferreira, whose debut album Night Time, My Time is out now, was forced to leave an earlier branch of the VW tour due to that scourge of overused vocal chords everywhere, nodes. Let Arctic Monkeys play us out with “One for the Road.”

Vampire Weekend tour dates:

November 7 – Stockholm, Sweden @ Annexet
November 8 – Oslo, Norway @ Spektrum Arena Ans
November 10 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Falkoner Theater

November 12 – Birmingham, England @ NIA *
November 13 – London, England @ The O2 *
November 15 – Glasgow, England @ The Hydro *
November 16 – Leeds, England @ First Direct Arena
November 17 – Manchester, England @ Arena *
November 19 – Amsterdam, the Netherlands @ Heineken Music Hall
November 20 – Brussels, Belgium @ Cirque Royale
November 21 – Paris, France @ Zenith
December 1 – Rochester, NY @ The Main Street Armory
December 3 – Seattle, WA @ KNDD Deck the Hall Ball 2013
December 4 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
December 6 – Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena
December 8 – San Diego, CA @ Valley View Casino Center
December 30 – Marion Bay, Australia @ The Falls Music & Arts Festival
December 31 – Lorne, Australia @ The Falls Music & Arts Festival
January 1 – Byron Bay, Australia @ The Falls Music & Arts Festival
January 3 – Buesselton, Australia @ Southbound Festival
January 6 – Melbourne, Australia @ Festival Hall
January 8 – Sydney, Australia @ Hordern Pavilion

* with Noah and the Whale

Rescheduled Arctic Monkeys tour dates:

November 18 – Sheffield, England @ Motorpoint Arena
November 20 – Birmingham, England @ LG Arena
November 21 – Glasgow, Scotland @ Hydro Arena