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R.I.P. TV on the Radio’s Gerard Smith

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    TV on the Radio bassist Gerard Smith died this morning following a battle with lung cancer, according to a message posted on the band’s website.

    Last month, Smith, 34, announced that he had been diagnosed with the disease and would be sitting out of the band’s remaining 2011 tour dates.

    Smith joined TV on the Radio in 2005, appearing with the group on their 2006 breakthrough album Return to Cookie Mountain, 2008’s critical smash Dear Science, and their latest effort, Nine Types of Light.

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    TV on the Radio have canceled their next five scheduled tour dates. No word yet on future dates.

    Image via Gertrude Stein

    TV on the Radio 2011 Tour Dates:
    04/20 – Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew Hall
    04/22 – Chicago, IL @ Metro
    04/23 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
    04/24 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
    04/26 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre

    04/29 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
    04/30 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
    05/02 – San Diego, CA @ 4th and B
    05/03 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Music Box
    06/22 – Zagreb, HR @ T Mobile Inmusic Festival
    06/23 – Munich, DE @ Muffathalle
    06/24 – Berlin, DE @ Astra
    06/27 – Manchester, UK @ Academy 2
    06/28 – Glasgow, UK @ O2 ABC
    06/30 – Werchter, BE @ Rock Werchter
    07/01 – St. Gallen, CH @ St. Gallen Festival
    07/03 – London, UK @ Wireless Festival
    07/04 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
    07/05 – Cologne, DE @ Live Music Hall
    07/08 – Bilbao, ES @ BBK Live Festival
    07/09 – Lisbon, PT @ Optimus Alive! Festival
    07/13 – Paris, FR @ Olympia
    07/17 – Chicago, IL @ Pitchfork Music Festival
    08/28 – St. Louis, MO @ LouFest

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