The Grandaddy show on May 7 at Imperial in Vancouver has been cancelled. Tickets purchased online and by telephone will be refunded automatically. Ticket holders that bought in person are eligible for a refund at their point-of-purchase.
Grandaddy issued the following statement:
There are no accurate words to express what we need to.
We are absolutely shattered to say that we lost our friend and band mate Kevin Garcia early this afternoon. He succumbed to the effects of a massive stroke.
We were all able to say goodbye to him and he was surrounded by his closest friends and family here in Modesto.
Kevin started playing with Grandaddy when he was fifteen. He was an actual angel. He navigated life with a grace, a generosity and a kindness that was utterly unique. And contagious. He is loved so deeply by so many.
Kevin was a proud father of two children, Jayden and Gavin. He is survived by his grandmother Joan, his parents Randy and Barbara (who let us practice at their house until 2001…and who are the best), his brothers Craig and Jeff and his wife Sondra.
There is a gofundme here to help with his family’s coming expenses: https://www.gofundme.com/friends-of-kevin-garcia
Given the circumstances, we unfortunately have to cancel our upcoming US tour dates. We hope to reschedule these at some point in the future.
With great sadness and love, Grandaddy