Dangerous Minds is sending good vibrations in Gerard Smith’s direction. TV On The Radio’s bass player has been diagnosed with lung cancer.
The band released the following message:
Gerard has been undergoing treatment and will be unable to participate in the upcoming tour. Gerard is fortunate enough to have health insurance and is receiving excellent medical care. Already we have seen dramatic results. Combine that with Gerard’s legendarily willful disposition and it might just be cancer that has the problem. We appreciate your concern and support for Gerard and his family.”
TV On The Radio will be at SXSW on March 19 at the Mog party, sadly without Gerard, and we will be there to give our support to one of the greatest bands on the planet.
Here’s a terrific track, “Caffeinated Consciousness,” off their new album Nine Types Of Light which will be released on April 12.