By Gregory Adams
Toronto-based roots rockers the Warped 45s have been travelling all over Canada since the release of their sophomore set Matador Sunset last May. But if you were hoping to catch the troupe on the East Coast this summer, we’re afraid you’re out of luck. The band have been forced to cancel a handful of dates due to van problems.
A press release explains that while the band managed to travel out to the West Coast and back on an earlier leg of the tour, all of the troupe’s dates on the other side of Ontario have been scrubbed following a breakdown on the way to Montreal.
The statement says that their “normally trusty van completely broke down on the highway about an hour away from their very first show, scheduled on Tuesday August 2 in Montreal. Unbelievably, the part needed to get the van running is not available anywhere in Canada.”
Regretfully, the band could find neither the auto part, nor a new vehicle in time to make the dates work. As can be expected, they’re pretty bummed about the whole situation.
“Thanks to everyone for the support and understanding,” they wrote in a joint statement. “We also want to thank everyone who tried to help us find a vehicular solution. We were very excited about this tour and are upset to be missing this chance to play some of our favorite places and share our new album Matador Sunset with our East Coast fans and friends.”
As of yet, none of the dates have been rescheduled.